they need to make something a bit tougher. maybe its because i never had a scratch on my music man or my ibanez or my mim p-bass, but my 04 mia us just horrendous(sP?) i know they have used polyester finish, like the mim ones, or the music man, but why would you put a finish on a guitar that is so hard to keep nice looking? does a polyester finish really "choke" the woods tone that much. i mean hell, the music man has a polyester finish. why couldnt they make a mia fender p-bass with, as the msic man website says "a thick polyester coating". errr, i guess a lot of you guys dont care about this stuff, but its really bothering me that my 5 year old music man has barely any scratches on it, yet my brand new 04 p gets scratches everytime i re string the bass, or even take it out of the case for that matter. is the new finish just that effing cheap? and why the heck cant they just make it tough?