Why do so many people say this? I've recently been playing my Gibson scale things more, and also an oddball guitar with 25 3/4" scale, and, for my money, longer scale guitars seem slinkier; shorter feels tighter. So why would one want lighter strings on a guitar where the longer scale would already make it feel floppier? Is it because you have to bend the string physically further to hit the target pitch on a longer scale? I would think, if you wanted the guitars to feel like they had similar string tension, you'd put 10s on the Fender and 9s on the Gibson.