I couldn't agree more.
I started learning guitar 3 months ago...at the young, young age of 40. I grabbed a Squire Strat as my first, and that lasted all of 2 weeks. I knew, almost immediately, that there was far more to be had. I snagged an Epi LP which was nice, but heavy as hell. I took a shot in the dark, and based upon suggestions from my local shop, I bought a PRS SE Custom 24. Fell in love...hard. I have since sold the Squire and Epi, and bought a Tremonti Custom SE and. 245 SE.
I now own what I believe to be the very best 'learning guitars' on the planet.
Each one has a special feel and sound...and I adore them.
In a couple years, I'm buying a USA version. I'm a PRS guy, for life.
Any company that can make guitars that make ME sound decent has got to be magical!!!! :)