I have a MIM 60's, but any '62 style fender is great IMO. To me the '62 strat is the greatest guitar ever devised. I could be happy owning nothing but my MIM 60's RI till i die. Doesn't matter to me tho whether it's mim or mia, as long as it's a '62 style build. I don't care for nitro actually, and i replace stock pups on any guitar. so to me it's not a MIA RI thats so awesome, it's just the '62 style strat, and any well made one is fine in my book, be it MIA or MIM. The MIJ imports were great, tho a different beast due to the basswood bodies. I really like basswood, but alder is the king in my book. Leo nailed the strat design with the '62. The pinnacle of electric guitar design as far as i'm concerned.