The other schecter alternative would be this. Its a ways more money and passive humbuckers. It does have coil splitting so you can get more of a single coil sound.
Still think the damien is a better deal. So I would go with that. If you are not in a rush they will be having year end blow outs soon so another wave of deals coming. Really at that price its hard to go wrong unless there is something you have in mind like a les paul or stratocaster type setup.