I was was a "Strat" man for 19 years until the day I test-drove a new American Std. Tele. Sold the Strat, bought the Tele and I've never looked back. For me, the Tele simply "out Fenders" the Stratocaster.
Given that I can take or leave the Strat's "in between" settings on the 3 way switch (or 5-way switch, for that matter), the only position I used was the brilliant neck position on the Strat.
Enter the Tele. Neck position gets a fair approximation of the wonderful Strat. Middle position: Holy Cow! Pure, transparent Fendery bliss. Bridge: Pure Leo Genius. Brilliant, authoritative twang as heard on "Last Train to Clarksville". The Tele is even more versatile than it's younger brother. YMMV.
PS: I acquired my Tele at about the same time I married my wife; we're still together. :)