On the contrary, my frets in my MIM Strat are worn completely. My Bullets MIC show no wear, and they get played much harder. My MIM is 2001 and the frets are shot. It seems those vintage Fender frets were made of much softer fretwire. The medium jumbos on the Squiers are much tougher. By the way, since the beginning of this year, there has been around a 30% increase in the price of new Squiers here. This is partly due to exchange rates but the second hand prices are increasing as a result.