Can you please elaborate on the specific brand of electronics you consider junk & that of which you think are superior? Whats premium pricing? Living in the Asia Pacific I also have owned MIJ well before the internet. I still own the lowest model 94 Fender MIJ Tele stock with full size Alpha pots, sheilded wiring & replicated Fender spec Pickups ( which everyone has their own choice of pups for any guitar anyway) & Gotoh hardware. You can remain in denial but the world overtook the US 30 years ago when they gave up on their customers.