They are poly finished, and that has never bothered me one bit. They sound and play great.
The neck profile is a soft v, and is very similar to the AVRI '57 neck profile. It is a medium profile I would say, but the V profile makes it a little slim at the same time. The pups are I guess your MIM standard fare, but they sound really good. I have the 60s series, and I never felt the need to change them out.
All-in-all, if you are looking for vintage spec'd 50s style strat, I would get one. The only thing I would change is the trem block.