Thanks. :) If you're still in the market for an Epi, check out some of the new ones coming out. Hopefully they start doing a better job of cleaning the fingerboards. They are pretty nasty. I think it's a combination of stain or dye, polishing compound and fret dust.
I just got these for Christmas. Didn't need them or even want them, but damn, they are fun as hell. All the sounds are good from the get-go, and it's easy to Bluetooth backing tracks from my phone or PC.