Guys, I'm so appreciative of all of your input and advice so far. I think I'm really going to enjoy my time here at ETSG :) I went and visited the guy with the well worn '05 standard first....left with it....and didn't even bother looking at the 'smokey' one. As soon as I held the '05 I couldn't let it go, the neck just fitted into my hand perfectly. It was clear to me why it bad been previously well played. I took a good look at the frets and I don't think they are as bad as the pictures suggested. I'm confident I will be able to level & crown myself if needed - and as for the nibs (oops!!), I think they will be ok lol. I just had a bad feeling about the smokey one the more I thought about it so feel like I've lucked out with the 05. Anyway, I'll do a proper NGD soon - I'm going to try to do a whole cleanup and string change today - if my newborn son gives me a couple of free hours that is! I'm completely buzzing to be a SG owner!