No nuance allowed? No one gets paid to be an "idea man". Nuance is where everything important lies. You won't learn anything with only yes or no questions.
Lighten up bud, these threads have been many, and all beaten to death, for years before your account arrived. You bought a crappy guitar, let it go already!
Did you remove the neck to scrape the body?Well I guess it's another one of these threads and another bunch of sarcastic answers.
When I stripped the finish off my 1990 USA Strat there was an obvious difference, but I'm a guitar --> straight into clean amp player mostly.
The sound was less mid-focused, and more balanced comparatively from bass to treble.
Really, how could it not make a difference when you scrape off a thick, hard, poly finish that is restricting the vibration of the body?
All this talk of it not affecting electric guitars, I respectfully disagree. Even if you use some overdrive, there's going to be a difference.
The point is whether YOU care or notice a difference, otherwise...carry on.