I'm not a fan of the Ibanez Iron Label series because I see these guitars as variations of the standard model, just souped up with active electronics.
Nothing new, really. Ibanez had been working with this formula before. Even before the Iron Label models came along, the 8-string RG2228 features a pair of EMG pickups. Do I own any Iron Label guitars? Yes, but I'm with the S-Series version with passive pickups.