The funny thing here is that (at the risk of being pedantic), in spite of the Firebird X's many flaws, the classic "Gibson Headstock Break Point" vulnerability was not among them, as the necks had a volute.
I wouldn't say the "Gibson Headstock" joke is overblown, because it definitely does happen, but if you are actually in the market for a Gibson Guitar, there are plenty where the issue was addressed. Are there still a shit ton with the flaw? Yes. But if you are buying a Gibson there are loads of options that have a volute or multipiece necks. The multipiece necks on the E2s are some of the heaviest duty constructions I've ever seen.
Also, for those in the "I only buy RGs" crowd who joke about the Headstock breaks, it's worthwhile to note that it's not only the design that's at fault. Most "classic spec" Gibsons that are the ones they seem most intent on reissuing have Mahogany necks, which isn't as sturdy as maple. The Firebird X's had maple necks with volutes. Headstock breaks wouldn't have been an issue.