I'm 30 and go for more of the modern indie-sound so I really love this Telelcaster. It is hands down my favorite Telecaster along with the Telecaster Plus. The neck is lovely and fast and the pup are super buttery and meaty. I can understand how others won't like it though, especially if you go for the more traditional vintage sound. I vastly prefer to the standard, am. deluxe, and even many custom shop models. Really great sounding guitar which keeps up with the Tele traditional of simplicity.