I have no idea how you reached that conclusion.Continuing to track with stories, after Falbo was out of the picture, the quality stabilized. All anecdotal saying they are bad tends towards preferential or subjective views (which are valid!).
For instance, I also own a Les Paul and love it. Plenty of hate for Gibson, but mine stays in tune from stock, sounds good, was worth the money to me.
This has been helpful...waiting for the next J Laradas line to drop!!!!
Here’s what I saw post Falbo.
The Legions had cases of horrible nuts, bleeding paint on the headstock, bad fret jobs, tool marks on body and pickups. Js had cases of warped necks, … Spartans had cases of tool marks on body and pickups.
Scroll back in this thread and you’ll see pics. That doesn’t inspire me to buy one blind.