I may or may not already be window shopping for pickups to upgrade the cheap hardware kit I bought online. And thinking about taking the electrics on the budget strat clone my teenager is cosmetically making over...Oh man but winding pickups is good fun! And wiring has become my favorite part of building over the years. It was the thing I was most intimidated about when I started. So intimidated in fact that I drove 3 hours to meet up with a friend of mine and have him do it for me. But just watching him made me realize it wasn't so bad.
Now I'm drawing up my own wiring diagrams, and that's a blast too.
But back to the original post, what I was really getting at is on a forum where so many people are doing such incredible things and sharing their talent, I wish we wouldn't discourage each other from building by suggesting the neck should just be bought.