Okay, I wanted an Ash Strat with a 12" radius, so I bought a DLX players strat with the intention of modding to my personal tastes. The neck is very straight and fretwork is fairly nice- and with the exception of the slightest amount of fuzzy buzz on the G and D strings below the 5th fret, it plays very well. If I raise the action it gets more noticeable and harder to play; but if I leave it where I like it - it's less of a buzz and more of a fuzzy tone. So I'm thinking about it... Anyway, here's my real question, I've heard some people say they always get a fret level and crown on new guitars, while others say they don't do it unless they absolutely have to. So what do you guys think? Is an after market level and crown just another expense that's well worth it if you want a guitar to play and sound great? Or is getting your guitar leveled and crowned something you only want to do if you absolutely have to?