Well, folks, I have finally joined the club and bought a USA Strat! A new EJ strat showed up at my door today courtesy of Musician’s Friend. The fit and finish are perfect and I am very impressed. I was worried about the neck size as I had read it was very large. While it is a baseball bat I believe the 12” radius offsets any difficulties one would have playing a larger neck. It is much more comfortable than my classic ‘70s strat with a U-shape neck and I believe this is due to radius differences. Although I play .09s and with a floating trem, I found the factory setup felt like butter and I played a couple of hours with no fatigue. The hallmark of a good guitar. With that said, after playing the EJ strat for a while, my opinion of my 2019 ‘50s classic strat is higher now. I purchased the classic right before the line was rebranded to vintera. As the EJ is based on a ‘57 strat I have to say the classic has nailed the contours and pickups. The key difference being finish and neck size. I am very impressed with this guitar and I am glad to finally own a US strat. Cheers!