||You like the Parker, good. I just don't see it, myself. Not all that juiced about PRS, either.
I know what these things cost, new and used, and I know my Gibson was a steal, even as a reissue. It plays like a dream, and sounds like god's own semi-hollow.
If you want to stick with a solid body, I just don't see much to gain beyond a Fender Standard, or a Tele, or a Les Paul, or a decent knock-off plus whatever replacement parts you're interested in.
I suppose if everyone was like me, there wouldn't be any room for the smaller manufacturers, and that would really suck. So rawk on, rawk stars.
Oh, and the accoustic world is another matter entirely. I think you get a lot closer to what you pay for out there.