I've a BC Rich Warlock Platinum. I haven't been able to figure the year from the serial number. Guitar Center had their tag wrong, but they honored the $100 less retail price. This one is a year or two before they started putting the locking tremolo's on the platinum warlocks and I forget when they completely removed the tremolo altogether.
I love the guitar, though I definitely would prefer a locking tremolo and it does have a minor fretboard flaw, so I have to seriously clamp down on my bass E string or it will sound wrong. Last I checked the guitar is worth more than I bought it for, so its all gravy to me.
If I was buying a guitar now, I'd probably get a dimebag or a thunderbird, or maybe even a V (well in addition to an acoustic/electric), since it would be easier to handle. I still like having a guitar that's even more monstrous than most bass. I have the BC Rich hard case, though, not the coffin one (only other case that will actually fit it).
Both my amps (the mini Marshall I can clamp to my belt) and the Gorilla a buddy gave me are small & I can attach headphones, so I don't annoy my neighbors. Even though I'd definitely love me a half stack, there just isn't any point. These people freak out, if I leave the bathroom or kitchen fan running. Oh yea, my neighbors that party and either live band or karaoke are tone deaf people with some revolting taste in some kind of bland country crap that makes bad rap sound good. For them, I'd be tempted to hook up and musically harass. My singing isn't much better than theirs though, so I'd probably be better off just getting a real stereo & speakers and scaring them with some Cannibal Corpse. On the flip side, I would pump some opera, while I was at it. However, I actually like the people in my building, so I'd feel bad about torturing them more than the other neighbors.
My favorite music to play is blues (though I'm not good enough), followed by rock, surf, classical and well just about whatever. Most of the time, what I'm playing doesn't really match the metal looks of my guitar.