I stumbled into owning an RG550 at 15 and I fell in love with the SuperStrat formula, but have been a Tele or Les Paul guy for the last 10 years or so. I no longer cared to shred when I couldn't spend 7 hours a day practicing.
I agree with the other commenters that talked about neck on specs being key. I could care less about having humbuckers, but a flat fretboard, wide nut, skinny neck and jumbo frets is a recipe for a great feeling guitar. The Floyd is not my thing either. That's why when I went to make my "SuperStrat" partscaster, I opted for a lightning fast Charvel style neck but vintage voiced Fralins and a 6-screw trem.