It's picking around the middle pickup that's the biggest headache for me with strats. That, and they just don't feel as comfy as a LP. Les Pauls hug the body. And I'm only now getting used to playing them a little lower slung.Historically, I haven't been comfortable since the 80s when it comes to playing Strats, but this year I bought one and so far I'm okay with it. Another reason I may give the Firebird a shot. I play all my guitars fairly low slung too, almost Johnny Ramone style!