I get what you're saying but I can't justify returning a guitar that plays and sounds this good. I still like the zero fret, it's certainly not something to be up in arms about as long as Gibson make spares available. The wider fretboard is purely a matter of taste but I think I like it. G-Force is great but I don't see it lasting as long as standard tuners. Honestly I'm more perturbed the slight depression on the back of the neck...it doesn't affect playability but then I'm crazy like that The real deal is that Gibson should have made these changes optional, I suspect next year's line up will be more traditional.