that is the ?

i have played both and am just really weighing the pros and cons of each.
i like the slope shoulder design/finish
i love the slim neck
i think it is much easier to play and sounds better but im not sure if it sound THAT much better to warrant the price

anyone have any testimonies to either?
epiphone classic goldtop les paul (seymour duncan alnico 2 pickups)
fender highway one stratocaster (lace holy grail pickups)
alvarez artist acostic
epiphone les paul 100 (signed by kenny wayne shepherd)
misc. pedals
peavey classic 30 (JJ tubes)