As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.
EMG Pickups tend to be a pretty polarizing topic on forums and Facebook groups, or more generally, active vs. passive pickups. To me, arguing about it is an exercise in futility - you've either tried them in your rig and know if they're for you,