A very tough decision. I took my beloved CV 60s and my Vox practice amp to the store and A/B'd Player, AmPerf, AmPro, and Ultra. I've done it a few times before, but there never were any Performers in stock. My ears and hands liked my Classic Vibe as much as all the others. Until I played a Performer. For me (and of course, that's pretty darned subjective), the Performer was the first Strat that clearly was better at capturing the music in my mind. Those Yosemite pickups and that push-pull neck addition function was it for me. The neck feels a tad wider, the tuners are a massive jump from the CV60. I really loved that guitar, but I'm on 1 in, 1 out mode these days. Good times ahead!