I didn't notice any particular difference in quality among the guitars on stage at FenCon, but I don't know if that's because I don't have the ear for it, or they had better (more expensive) guitars/pickups, or what (I do know one -- Giacoio? -- brought his own processing equipment).
So: msminlr, how has yours worked out? sandy_tyras, what's your take on the sound difference? (I know DI setup is easier on you than having to put another mike stand out there...) Anybody else with an opinion -- should I go for a hybrid or just stick with a straight acoustic?