I want to replace my current MIA Strat, and I am considering picking up a Custom Shop piece. The thing about Strats is that there are a million of them out there, and in my experience the price tag doesn't always match the quality. I won't be able to try a stable of Custom Shop examples to compare to their bretheren, but I'd like to have some confidence if I go that route. If you've been fortunate to play a bunch of Strats, have the Custom Shop examples been a cut above? Or have you found that many of the less expensive are at least as good as the CS stuff? I'd be interested to hear about your experiences.