Hey! I asked for a lot of advice here before buying my first Fender strat. Thanks to everyone for the help! I ended up choosing the Player series Stratocaster with HSS pickups and the maple neck. Tidepool is very close to my favourite color that I had way before I was even looking for the guitar. And it's even nicer in person! It really takes on a different color in every lighting situation, which is very cool in my opinion. On the photo I had my tremolo set in the floating position, but whenever I would press down on the trem bar, it would stay in a lower position. Also pulling up would leave it at a higher angle. So basically, it wouldn't reset properly, making tuning quite a nuisance. I ended up decking it recently. The string tension actually feels more firm when decked, which I found quite surprising! Anyways, I'll be hanging out in the forums, and if I get any more Strat-related questions, I'll know where to ask them. Thanks!