Most of us on this forum are adults who hold reasonable jobs and have enough earning power to pretty much buy any guitar we wanted (within reason). Why the heck do we bother with Squier? It's an entry level guitar meant for pre-teen boys and girls. It's an attempt by Fender to hook young players so one day they'll upgrade to Fender's pricier line of musical instruments. Even the logo on the headstock calls for sneers, chuckles, and dismissive looks. No one buys Squier because they "want" one. No one really "wants" a Squier ... only kids and the desperately penniless buy Squiers. 90% of CL ads for Squiers say, "Great guitar for beginners". Why the heck would I want a guitar associated with and marketed for beginners? Try going over to Strat Talk with a NGD post about snagging a Squier Affinity Strat for $50 or a pawn shop find. Ok ... I'm loading it on. But this is the perception Squier has out in the guitar world. Why do we keep returning to Squiers when we can obviously afford "better" and pricier guitars?