All laminated guitars DO have a couple of distinct advantages over solid guitars in that they don't seem to be affected as much by humidity and temperature changes. And, it's very rare when a laminated guitar gets a crack in it....anywhere. And, of course, there's the cost issue...laminates are typically less expensive to purchase. So, there are pros and cons to consider. Personally, I still love my old Fender lammie......and back in 1981 it cost more than a new FG-700s costs today. Go figure. But, it's built like a canon and sounds off like one too. It's the one I take to my bluegrass jam session every Saturday. It sounds off with the best of 'em.
I've played some awesome sounding laminate spruce top guitars. In my opinion the sound is usually a bit lacking in high end... but very powerful and strong like a mahogany topped guitar. Some obvious advantages to a lam top acoustic (besides price) is that they don't crack or damage as easily and don't change with humidty as easily. The sound is also more stable over time. I have a friend in Jamaica who works in the ghettos of Kingston and I assembled an all plywood guitar for her because of the climate and her situation.