By now, I've watched and read literally a hundred+ reviews and comments on the SS. These have included what I'd thought were every possible compliment and complaint across the board. This is the first time I've encountered someone unhappy with the SS's pickguard quality and switch feel. But our guitar choices, are always a personal mix of the guitars and ourelves. And certainly, you'll never find me discouraging anyone from playing a FCS or Nash.
FWIW, my own S-style guitar of choice is my heavily modded '98 Reverend USA Avenger. Not everyone can handle a guitar with a body made from phenolic resin (think Formica). But hey, if I'm playing it while fishing and get lucky, I can flip the guitar over and carve up my catch right then and there. Can't do that with a PRS or Fender.