I liked it. I'm a lazy thumb-hanging player and where the hump meets the neck and heel on the Prophecy provides a perfect stopping point. I don't get how the Matt Heafy LP would be better for that. The hump meets at the 16th fret like any other LP. On the Prophecy, the hump meets the neck at the 18th fret. Plus, I prefer the 490/498 to EMG's any day. The ebony is nice, but not enough to sway me over the other features. I suspect OP is the same?