I have narrowed it down to two choices..
Dean MLX
Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX-United Abominations

The MLX I have wanted for a longggg time, and I've watched about 6 or 7 reviews/demos of it online and it sounds really nice.
I idolize Dave, and his guitar is sexy haha nice finish, but im not going for looks, more playability.

Dean MLX for $250
Dean VMNTX for $300

here are the URLs for both guitars.
MLX: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/document?cpd=0OEY&doc_id=99371&base_pid=511856&index=2

VMNTX: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/document?cpd=0OEY&doc_id=99371&base_pid=520088&index=0

help me out here
also I might replace the bridge pick up with a Seymour Duncan haha
depends on the stocks
Dude buying those guitars would be downgrading.
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

GAS list:
TC Nova Repeater