Okay, then, I 'll start ... Well?? What took you so long??? Flammage complete.
The guitar looks great, by the way, and an improvement to me. I am in the "half the world" camp that thinks Les Pauls just look a little empty without them. I am totally okay okay with the "other half of the world" that prefer the "no pickguard" look ... as long as you actually PREFER that look, but not just because drilling two small inconsequential holes seems like a violation of the Mona Lisa. It is just a guitar.
Rush song: "Half the world hates what half the world does every day ..."
Cream pups and plastics always look right on a Les Paul. Black plastics always remind me of the cheap Asian knock offs I owned when I was young.
But I'm in the 'guard off' camp which does make it look naked. Regardless, very nice looking LP!