Well? My love of Squier began in August or so of 1983 when the ads began showing up in Guitar Player, "There's Magic in the Breed". I sold my mini bike, the Global and pulled extra hours for the $169 for it. To me it was a "copy" but not really because it also had the Fender name. There was no way I could get closer! It's still quite an exceptional instrument. I switched to bass a couple years later with an old EB-3, but bought a 1989 Jazz bass. During the "interim" I ended up with some old Gretsch guitars, a MIJ Bass VI and the Duo Sonic, a few others. I think about 2009 I got a used 03 Affinity Tele. Everything changed in 2012 with the announcement of the VM Jaguar. I've wanted one since the mid 70s! Followed on by the VM Jaguar bass special, the Bullet HH, the Dimension bass.. I've used them without fail as a weekend warrior, completely reliable... all before the "praising" at S-T. Some need work or tweaking, but stock they more than fit the bill. Modding is not necessary, but at the same time, a modder's paradise. And.... I missed the 90s and the 00s Squiers! Rock on everyone!