I've always been a Gibson kind of guy, with various Les Pauls and SGs. Initially it was knock-off Ibanezs and Epiphones, and then as my disposable income grew I got my Gibsons - current a couple of LPs and a SG. In parallel with this I've tried to get into Strats but I never hung onto them for long. I got my current Strat a few years ago and converted it to HSS (or HS-minihum) in search of the holy grail of a Swiss Army guitar that can do quack and heavy saturated tones. I've always liked those Dave Murray / Mick Mars type of Strats, but I wanted classic Strat tones too. After a few years, I have come to find that it does a pretty good job of straddling the divide, and I've really come to enjoy the feel of the guitar (jumbo frets don't do any harm). What is concerning these days is that I suspect I play better guitar on my Strat. Thus I find myself wondering if I will go all-Strat. The difference with Clapton is that (a) I don't have any discernible talent, and (b) no-one will lament about the great tone I had back in my Gibson days. On the other hand, they won't complain about me losing a decade or two with addiction either, so there is that. On balance, I will probably drive on both sides of the road. But it is interesting to think about.