so after all my discussion and head bashing about whether or not to get that strat, i found another one at a local store for 549. american standard in chrome blue with a maple neck. the other one would have had to have been shipped to me without playing it, and the guy at the store said the frets "stuck out a little bit." for an american standard going for $499 thats been in the store for 5 months, im pretty sure that translates too: "the frets stick out a ton and it doesnt play well at all." ive played this one when i was looking at strats, and i thought to myself "this is the feel im going for," but at the time I wasnt crazy about the color. all in all, the color doesnt matter too much and it wouldnt be a tragedy to have a "different" color like this rather than the played out blacks, sunburts, etc. i have a blue teal flip flop les paul studio, so itd kinda be keeping with my flashy color signature thing. anyone own one theyd be willing to post pics of?