Just watched this video with "The Monkey Lord" ( Rob "Chappers" Chapman ) who is doing a demo of the new Les Paul Classic Custom with a baked maple fretboard instead of rosewood (we all know the issues with Gibson and the rosewood imports). Chappers loves it and likes the tone better than the rosewood fretboard. Maple is just as hard and more stable. Maybe this is the way of the new Gibson but who cares if it works and sounds good.
Anything worth doing is worth over doing.