I like them quite a lot. I think the new spruce is quite exceptional. The cedar is very good, but I think the spruce is better. Dake said he has made some small but significant bracing changes since the 2011 model. I have played Dake's guitars since 1980 so I've had a number of traditional guitars as well and I find the response and ease of play on the double tops is very seductive. I think double tops have come a long way over the years. A good double top sings just as well as a traditional guitar these days (in my opinion) with the added benefit of very fast response, ease of play and increased volume.
Having said that, there are many luthiers that are very highly regarded who build traditional instruments that I have never been able to try. I guess you'll just need to try as many as you can.