Honestly, I encourage the Gibson's effort to come out with a new guitar design. I got no problem with Henry J. I admired what he has done in the survival of Gibson guitar, but with the changing of time, I believe it's better if Henry himself honestly let his team do the design alone.
There is a market always for Gibson, no denial for that, but don't screw up like this. Have you read what Alex Skolnick said bout this guitar (including the launch event)?
p/s- I HATE THE HEADSTOCK DESIGN AND THOSE MINI HUMBUCKERS AND L.E.D FANCY EQUIPPED ON THIS FIREBIRD X.