ummm, let's not get our panties in a twist. that's not a ned steinberger like we know and love them. that's the NS "spirit" series. spirit to NS as squier to fender. never played one, but here are some reviews:
could just turn out to be good, but don't expect a guitar like no other or something.
the RG series: don't like the stock pickups on my 321MH. am ordering new pups and also locking tuners, the high E just won't stay in tune for some reason.
i do see it having potential to be a *****in' guitar though. the paint job i do not like at all, cheapass sparkly dark blue. there's mahagony underneath that, so that paint has to go. tung oil, as and when i find a decent source, will be the rescuer.
otherwise, i'm not too fond of the RG cause i'm a bluesman at heart; i don't shred, although the br00talz do tempt me every 6 months. i could see it as a backup guitar. i don't think i've heard any ibanez that gave me a tone that directly addressed what i'm looking for, and i've pretty much played them all, from the GRGs to the RGs to the SAs to the higher end JEMs. they're great guitars for some modern rock, fusion and fast playing in general, and metal too. i see myself playing a strat long term though.