I bought this guitar secondhand from a friend close to a year ago and besides the fact I could have bought a 1000 Model LTD at the time too, I do not regret it one bit. I almost sold this a few months back, and I am certainly glad I didn't.
I've got this guitar set up in Drop G#/Drop Ab with a set of Ernie Ball .13-.72's, and it plays impeccably well. The string tension holds perfectly (for me) while still getting that nice, ideal bit of slack on the strings. The neck is amazingly comfortable to play and I'm able to riff on it all day with not a single second thought. The Satin black finish looks absolutely killer for photo's whether it's a candid onstage photo with sick lighting or just a nice photo you chuck on IG. The binding also looks gorgeous too.
While I am not a huge fan of active pickups, the EMG set in this guitar, fit perfectly. The sound I want out of it couldn't be any better suited to what I play. (Unless I got BKP's but not at this stage)
I also really dig the contouring on the rear of the body where it rests against your stomach. Feels really comfortable and natural to hold, sitting or standing.
Overall, just a standout guitar, and incredible bang for buck. Would highly recommend if you're looking at playing them lower tunings.