My go-to guitar has always been a Strat since I bought my first one in 1975. Over the years I've played many different guitars, and at one time owned 7, but always came back to "old dependable". I have been retired for 7+ years now and had whittled my collection down to just my one Strat. Then I was in a guitar shop a few weeks ago looking for something that might catch my interest, and after trying out 10 guitars was heading out the door when I saw an Epiphone Wilshire P90 hanging on the wall. I took it down and played it, and absolutely fell in love with it. I brought it home and have barely touched the Strat since. Now when I play the Strat it just seems so 'weak'. Kind of like an AM radio compared to a component stereo system (I know, I'm sounding old). Last week I put a nice HH pickguard on the Strat, and while it's breathed some new life into it, it still just doesn't match up to what the Wilshire does for me. It has brought creativity back to me. It's like, the Strat has a pallet with a lot of colors, the Wilshire has the same except with a lot more shades. It just inspires me, and the Strat just doesn't anymore. I feel guilty though, but I know I shouldn't. It's about having fun with what works best, and sometimes we need a change. I just didn't expect it when I saw the Wilshire. I want to "like the Strat just as much", but am finding that I just don't. Anyone else go through something like this?