I love what schecter, ESP, PRS are doing. But if something hits me in the feels and feels good to play then it's a winner. For me schecter are far ahead on design along with ESP. But PRS are beautiful along with gibson etc.
Sure, like I said, I want to own a flying v someday. Then that is subjectivly seen worth it for me. But objectively you have so many brands that build guitars with the same quality and aesthetics as Gibsons for half the price.I is worth the money if you are willing to spend on it. Besides the software for an apple is actually kinda better than that of a Windows PC. High end Gibson's are in the same price range as Fender, PRS and that mind of companies and I wouldn't say their guitars are worse