Playing a guitar is more fun than reading the Mueller Report! It’s fun to explore a new and different guitar. A guitar player with a new instrument can’t help but compare this “new” one to his old standard. I would suggest that he/she just accept the guitar as it is and try not comparing but just listening, feeling and exploring it.
Listen to the tonal qualities without any effects. Catch an audible glance of some good tone and note the guitar and amp settings. Write them down. Try a few changes to the volume pot and some pickup changes and note what you like there as well.
Feel the profile of the neck and play in all areas of the neck. Find the sweet spot. Try different playing in keys in that spot. Push on the strings at various points on the neck and note drastic tension differences. Action is important for player comfort, so have it adjusted for your playing style.
Finally, just explore all the possibilities available on the new six-string. Try playing a difficult phrase or something else that you can’t do on your regular guitar. See if it’s easier on the new guitar.
Most importantly, just have fun.