Funny but I thought the general consensus is that the Tele is the unforgiving, gotta get it right guitar. Strata are more forgiving? I’ve come to the same opinion.This. Even though they're both Fenders they're really different in the way they sound and the way you play them.
For me the Tele was more intuitive and approachable with straightforward tones. I got my first and fell in love instantly. Then I got a Strat and it took me a couple of months to "get it", and a while longer to stop hitting the volume knob accidentally, which is super close to your high E string. A Strat is percussive and precise, and I play mine more like a banjo where I usually pick each note in a chord rather than strum it. Also requires precision playing because mistakes really stand out on a Strat; you be sloppy and you're gonna hear it.
Last year or so I've gone to being more of a Strat guy than a Tele guy.