PLEASE, get real. Gibson, and all their competitors build guitars to sell and make money. There's no money in being only inventive or what they want to and not building what WILL sell. The idiotic Robot Les Paul was an answer to complaints that guitars won't stay in tune, usually vocalized by the amateur guitarists not the pros. But how may guitars do real pros actually buy every year? That is what Gibson, Fender et al roll the dice and make bets. Guess what, Gibson DIDN'T have any left over un-sellable inventory at the end of an year in the 60's, 70's or 80's. What's that tell you? THey made what people wanted to BUY. As for your ludicrous assertion why P-90's? DUH, some of the most iconic LP, SG's, ES models like the ES-175's, etc came with P-90's /Soapbars and you know that a hell of a lot of making a living recording pros PREFER them to HB's!! Look up sometime that guitar used by famous guitarists of the 50 - 90's and you'd be shocked the high percentage that used a LP, Jr, Special, SG etc with Soapbars / P-90's! Bottom line is late 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's Gibson's are loved, played, cherished and valued very highly $$ by a lot of players that you'd laugh at and those same owners/players laugh at your one-person opinion. I'd rather have my 1968 SG Special with factory soapbars than your 2016/2017 Les Paul Std and guess which is worth a lot more and will be worth a lot more over the next 10 years?? That 2016/2017 Les Paul is going DOWN in value.