Simple fact, you want to hate Epiphones as they are not Gibson made with love in the USA,
Epiphone is owned by Gibson US? It is their company! All profits go to Gibson, so you are deriding Gibson as a company.
In fact by this tyrade you are actually encouraging people to go to other guitar company's outside the Gibson product range?
Some loyal Gibson fan you are?
In here, we appreciate Epiphones. A Gibson brand!! If you really want to sell your Gibson v Epiphone views, go to a strat forum.
Personally, I'm getting sick of your tirade about your G'peen.
In a nutshell, "Don't like Epi's, F^