We haven't had one of these threads in a good long time, and certainly not on the new (software) site.
Post your adoration for shorter scales here. With videos/great moments for short scales throughout history/metaphors/pictures/whatever you want/etc. etc.
25.5" is the margarine to 24.75"s butter. If you don't agree, GTFO.
My Carvin is 25" and I love it for standard/drop D.