Thanks for the bump!
Indeed it is true.
I recently bought a cheaper Agile 2000 ($200)and one of the other guys in the shop bought the nicest one ($450). Both play great, after a little set up. Mine had stock ceramics which were too bright, harsh and raty for me.
I like Alnico 2 humbuckers (think Slash, ZZ Top, Dickey Betts, early T Rex, Government Mule and like that). So, I tried the Rockfields (from GC @ $50) and a similar model from Guitar Fetish (for $40). Both were a huge improvement and pretty similar to each other, with the Rockfields being a little hotter and the GFS ones being a little more hi-fi. Both also killed his Agile factory Alnico 5 pickups.
Now this thing plays and sounds like rock in a box. It was a good deal and better pickups made a huge difference.
BTW, don't believe the hype - the pots, jack and switches are good quality. I bought replacements before I looked inside but the factory had used the same Alpha pots, Switchcraft jack and quality switch as the very ones I bought. D'ohh.
Roadie & Reviewer