The position 2 Strat sound is one of the most unique and instantly recognizable sounds in the history of electric guitar. What's not to like? I'm a believer in product improvements...sure, there's nothing cooler that playing a vintage piece, but I think that most of the time the improvements that were done were to the benefit of the instrument, and the player. Sure, I did that for years, once it became known about the in-between sounds but before the 5-way switch was readily available. As soon as the 5-way switches were available, in they went.