I said more FUN not better. Meaning I can be more carefree. I don't have to worry about it being stolen or damaged and love the look I get because it's a cheap guitar and sounds great! The R7 is the BETTER guitar. Both in looks and sound.
Who cares what it says on the head stock. If you love the guitar and bond with it, play it. I use my Epi live sometimes and some guys can't believe it sounds that good. Do I like it more than my R7, no but sometimes I have more fun playing the Epi and that's alright by me.