The reason they still sell so well is because they ARE really good. They weren't good just in the past decades, they're still amazing, versatile, good sounding instruments. I can't find many things I'd like to improve on my strat, the general design is very good. A hard tail had been nice, but that's just personal preference. Seriously, with a strat and a Les Paul you're fit for almost any type of situation that might happen. This thread is just going to turn into another "Fender and Gibson suck because they're too old-fashioned"-threads. I knew it from the start. I do agree however that it would be nice if they could make some different models out of old designs, like Floyd Rose equipped LP's etc. But if there isn't a market for it, and they've tried it, then there's not much you can say or do about it.