I own a 97 model. It is the ONE guitar for me.
It comes with p100 pickups which are stacked humbuckers in a p90 case. These pickups are of course super quiet, but they don't sound anything at all like old school p90s. The p100 is kind of bell like in its volume and tone response. The sound tapers off really quick. I think the p100 might be one of the best funky clean pickups ever made - but when you want to get singing leads it's a useless pickup.
The solution for m0st of us p100 era owners is to swap out the bridge for a p90 to get somewhere to go when it's lead time. I would never swap out the p100 neck pickup - it's awesome. With the two versions of pickups the guitar still sounds complete and it has a great range.
I would probably die if I lost mine.