I wish I knew more about Eric. He sent me the photographs of all the Kramers he owned, but I think he said he has sold most of them. I believe I own two that he owned at one time. I gather he's big on the old Les Pauls these days. I'm not a collector, but I buy these Pacers because they are great guitars relative to what you can buy them for - plus the history of Kramer is a perfect representation of the 1980s music scene (and maybe the 80s in general): excess, glam, crash and burn, etc.
He has/had a shop in South Carolina. Had many great dealings with him over almost 20 years. He collected a lot of off-beat, one-off, prototype stuff, and got lambasted by a couple folks on the JCF, Charvel Central, and original Kramer Forum. Probably because he wasn't afraid to speak his mind, and he seemed to find what everyone else wanted though you had to PAY for it!
I like Pacers as well. Back in the 90s-early 2000s, the Deluxe (pickguard, H-S-S) didn't get a lot of respect, though today there seems to be more interest in them. Imperials are great and was Eddie's choice early on; though today they're worth more chopped. But again, aside from the unicorns, collect them because you love them. Collecting Kramers as a wet dream of early retirement is probably not the best thing to do.
There's still a stigma associated with Kramers, as even today the ignorami will claim that pointy Kramers are all made of plywood. Unfortunately this was brought on by Kramer themselves, who decided to slap a Neptune, NJ plate on every guitar - following the footsteps of Charvel/Jackson and Schecter. And that's after trying to escape the stigma of the nana heads with the slipped scarf joint issue.