Anyone else go for these? What's your thoughts?
I'm not terribly fond of special editions or signature series releases just as a matter of personal preference. I find most of the colorways always have at least one thing that pulls me back from it be it frame color, lens choice, or (on this case) branding placement. There are certain SE models I do like, but only because they hit all the right spots for me.
On the other hand, it is encouraging to see a re-release of a classic frame like the EJ. While i'm not necessarily excited about these particular Palace editions, I am excited this is leading to a more general release with new frame colors and Prizm lens options. That said, I have been initially excited with past releases only to lose my enthusiasm once I saw how the particular model progressed. So only time will tell if this happens with the EJ and where it goes after that. But if a wider release does happen and the EJ gets some unique colorways, then the Palace editions would end up being a good thing overall since they would have effectively marked the EJs return to retail.