Heritage is the better guitar IMHO. They're flawless examples of crafted guitars.

Les Pauls are great, I play the heck out of mine but it's not near the quality of a Heritage. My only gripe with Gibson is that for a price of a Traditional Standard you can have Heritage or a maybe a Stohl and let's be real, these are much better instruments and the customer service will be world-class.

Having said all that, there's still that magical mojo moment you get when you push the the throttles up on a LP in big venue with the sound system pushing out all that gigunda bottom and you feel the room shaking - and the top still cuts. No other guitar can do that. That's what make them special.