Hi Arthur: My impression has been that Hog-topped guitars remain as they are when new for the most part with very minor changes over time. Spruce-topped guitars will generally develop more bass in time and do change over time in a much more noticable manner.
Actually a great question, nothing odd at all about it in my view.
Hesh said everything there is about this. I hope you get a terrific guitar!
I agree with the hog top. Taylor did an incredible job of getting a full sound out of a smaller package by using the symphony body, medium gauge strings, and the neck joint found in their full size counterparts. The slightly brighter sound associated with it's size is slightly counteracted by choosing mahogany.
What do you think? If it sounds good to you that really all that counts. There rest of us are only giving subjective reviews.