I know, I know, maybe sometimes they are OK. Like everyone's pretty used to Strats by now. Even though the bridge has no tone control. My Yamaha AES800 has 2HB and a 5 way. The in-between settings give twangy single coil combos that none of my other guitars can quite do. That one I've learned to live with. I've finally come to feel pretty strongly that guitar controls should be "A" on one end and "B" on the other end, and anything else between A and B should interpolate accordingly. Typical 3-way wiring does this pretty well. Bridge is nasally and twangy, both together is warm with a bit of mid cut, and neck is bassy. THAT makes perfect sense. Don't need a user's manual or electrical engineer to explain it. H-S-H guitars? How does anyone keep track of that? The quietest settings are 2 and 4? I have a Peavey Reactor set up with a 5-way and I was gonna fix it up with some crazy HOOP cap and then I just decided heck with it, I'm putting a 3-way back in and a separate toggle for the lil 59 in the bridge for parallel vs. series humbucking. And then I'm giving it away! Either I'm coming to accept something I've suspected for many years, or my aging brain is giving me problems it didn't used to. Now some of you are going to show up with no-switch no-knob guitars and that's OK too. I don't think I'd go that far but at least you know what to expect when you grab it and have fewer excuses about why you can't write a song.