I just happen to be noodling around and there are countless UTubes of MIM vs USA...RECENT and I got to thinking..WHY, whats the point ? What is the message ? My MIM is better than your USA, I spent $300 U spent $1200. evidently thats code for "You're an idiot" This has been going on it seems for a couple of decades. Squire vs USA Fender, MIM vs USA Fender, It's like a long movie. Both camps argue specs back and fourth evidently in an attempt to win over the other guys and PROVE once and for all who the winner is. I purchase USA, because I want to. I have owned several off shore and over the border guitars, they were fine , no issues. But they are gone. I don't purchase off shore or over the border guitars any more because I DON'T want to. I have no clue as to whether my guitars are better than yours but I do know this, you also don't know if your guitars are better than mine ! And quite frankly I don't care ! The argument is basically the same as is Vanilla better than Chocolate or do I want Cheese on that Burger or not ? If PRICE is the primary concern then YES, one has an edge. But arguing play- ability for one person over another is kinda crazy. "You 1000 players over there, my guitar plays better than yours " I guess I'm wondering why after a couple of decades, why are we still arguing one vs the other ? Whats the purpose of a SHOOTOUT video MIM vs USA ? Or Squire VS USA. How come there are no Squire VS MIM ? My Squire is better than your MIM ? Anyone who makes a video saying play-ability and tone are exactly the same, well, thats subjective and an opinion. Put those guitars in 500 players hands and you may get 250 varied opinions. Put it in YOUR hands and thats the opinion that matters. Some of my friends who get a new guitar always lead with..This is just as good as your XXX... and they are pretty nice guitars, thats not the issue. So ..WHY ?