I have not modded mine thus far because it is my only electric. I would need a "quack" of strats before I really start to mod my baby.
I do think that modding the pickguard would be my first cosmetic change. I always thought that a tortoiseshell would look great against the honey blonde. But then again...I don't think that would look any good against the red, blue, or mocha finishes.
BTW, I have yet to see the HSS version in amber in person, and would love to see how that finish looks.
"There are about five things to write songs about: I'm leaving you. You're leaving me. I want you. You don't want me. I believe in something. Five subjects, and twelve notes. For all that, we musicians do pretty well."-----Elvis Costello