I think Carvins are beautiful in pictures -- I've thought so for years but I've never seen one in person. On the other hand, I am always hearing about people selling them and I've also seen people pooh-pooh them. I'm just wondering, for the people who don't like them, why not? Is it cost? Do you feel that they look outdated? Are the electronics (pups/reamps) substandard? I'm not trying to start a flame-fest, I am just interested in hearing opinions. If I were able, I'd go play one myself but you don't see them everyday at retail stores so I don't have that option.