Re: Bring some models back!
An ARZ800 I special ordered for a client was wonderful. They are made at a different factory now, and the quality was surprisingly nice. Unfortunately that's not the norm for the Chinese builds, but some of the Artcore Customs are also extremely nice, as are the signature jazz boxes built there. Bottom line is it comes down to the particular factory commissioned, and how cheap Ibanez can buy the production on the guitars that are of much lesser quality.
But lets put the cards on the table, you got a nice 800, and one 70P that was far more trouble than any guitar should be to any end user. Which you're still spending money to fully final sort all the issues.