Returned the ESP today. The guys at GC were extremely cool about it, too. It was a nice guitar, but even after the setup it still had some fret buzz that was unacceptable on a $1500 brand new MIJ guitar. I had my local guy look it over, and his thought was that it might have a neck twist, so from his house I drove directly to GC and brought it back.
That said, even if I did get the frets sorted out, the Carvin CS completely annihilated it. Pickups aside, the Carvin weighs 5-6 pounds more than it, and just feels like a much more solid guitar. It's a shame, because the ESP was a damn nice axe, but a quick Google showed that I'm not the only person to have neck issues with brand new MIJ Eclipses.
Thus, I am down to one singlecut, plus the KxK incoming.
Fucking lame sauce.