Greetings. I'm looking for some input but first I'll give a brief history of my guitar ownership. I had an early 90s MIM Strat (that I bought in the early 90s) that I built into pretty much the perfect guitar. About 15 years ago I got heavily into acoustic music and sold the Strat (big regret). About five years ago I wanted to get back into electric. I bought a CV 50s SB off Reverb. It seemed very generic and lifeless, so I sold it pretty quickly. I then found a Squier Deluxe Strat locally for $130. It was better than the CV but still seemed dull and uninteresting. Sold. I have since went through a Bullet Tele, two Epi Les Pauls, a shredder-type Ibanez, and a hollow-body Ibanez. All sold because none of them grabbed me and made me want to play guitar. Most of these were modded in some way and I lost money on all of them. I'm not sure if I'm too picky or just can't get over my old MIM Strat, but I would love to find a good, as-is, ready-to-play Strat at some point. I only play at home and don't need the best of the best, just something that works. I'm also tired of spending money on endless mods that still don't make the guitar what I want, and that only end up wasted money lost upon resale. Have any of you found a good Squier off-the-rack that turned into an everyday player? This is what I'm hoping to find. I've also thought about finding another early 90s MIM and trying to build it like the one I sold. But something in my gut tells me this won't work (no one steps into the same river twice, as an old saying goes). Thanks for reading my rambling (if you did).