Something I have NEVER understood. Perhaps a discussion between from what I consider to be the most logical, sane, knowledgeable, folks ANY where on the internet about our beloved guitars would hold some answers. I know when I need a sensible answer about a Gibson SG this is where I turn to. And hats off to the folks that make this forum great. Now, the original question.... Best years, worst years. I find it TOTALLY amazing and perhaps on the verge of insane, that some folks say.... "Don't get a Norlin, they are trash" or "2012 was a BAD year", or "2013's are by far the BEST!". I see.."the fret boards in this era were this and that" I see 2014s are garbage, that ugly logo on the 12th and the auto tuners, YUCK" Ebony. Richlite, Mahogany, fret board WHAT EVER, yada yada yada....... I have probably owned/bought/sold well over 100 Gibson SGs over the last 30+ years. I never once said.. "ALL of these suck" or "ALL of these are great" Now I WILL say this, most of the ones I have decided to keep are Norlin ERA, but I WILL say this too, I have had some crappy Norlins. What makes folks generalize these amazing instruments so much? Any Idea? Because I just dont get it. Do they want to appear to be total guitar experts or something? Your thoughts?