what if Robert Fripp's guitar had great pickups and features that the standard model didn't have?
i don't own any signature guitars but like i said upthread these days they're not really "here, play the exact same guitar as the guy you like with his name on the headstock!" and more about them getting artists to collaborate on interesting new models. i love my Squier Jag but have seen a lot of people praise Marr's model for 'fixing' the things they didn't like about the Jag like the pickup selectors, rhythm circuit, bridge etc.
i'm with @xylo in that does just seem a bit @needlessly_defensive and teenage to just outright go "lol no, lame"