Thanks for the advice. I played both yesterday and found a beat standard that I really loved the sound/playability of, but it was too scratched up for my taste. The studio I played had trouble holding tuning, but the strings were toast and I'm sure that had something to do with it. I did notice the standard feels more solid and is a little thicker in the body.
I have other guitars and I'm in no hurry, so I'm going to wait and see which one grabs my attention.
I had a McCarty with a rosewood neck for 2 years and I love the workmanship, it was totally a piece of art. However it never sounded good to my ears no matter how much I tried to convince myself otherwise. Maybe other PRS models sound better, I actually liked a CE22 I played, ina strat kinda way, but the benchmark my ears grew up hearing is Jimmy Page and Alex Lifeson, so I don't care if there's no quilt top as long as it plays well and has that sound.