I received my 2016 Les Paul Standard yesterday (3/12/2016) and it's fantastic! The Translucent Amber top looks amazing. Out of the box, it came ready to play - I prefer the action to be a touch lower but since it comes stock with 9s I have no problem playing at the moment. I will wait a bit to do a custom setup (which you should do for all your guitars..). I really like the coil tap options, especially for blues. I'm not the biggest fan of the phase invert toggle but don't mind having the option.
I have a 2003 Les Paul Standard Premium Plus in Tobacco Burst, which has that x factor effect. Gibson guitars tend to be inconsistent from the shop, so often times I go to local dealers and play 10+ Gibson guitars off the shelf and they don't compare to my 2003. This 2016 LP Standard however is absolutely amazing, especially considering I took a leap of faith and ordered a guitar I have never played. It was my first guitar ordered from Sweetwater and I couldn't be happier. I've played it through an EVH III 50w, ENGL Powerball, Vox, Marshall JVM, Fryette, and a number of other amps I have at my studio and this thing sounds killer! It has a a slightly cleaner, warmer sound than my 2003 LP, which I am fine with.
Highly recommended! If you're deciding what to do, I'd say go for it. I made my decision based on the amount of positive feedback I had encountered from reviews on Sweetwater, Gearslutz, and other sites all praising the 2016 line of Gibson guitars.