Being on the lookout for new gear and noticing how quickly high end gear on average looses its value second hand, would it not make more sense to just buy a good low end one every x years? For example high end Fender Professional / Elite loose about 10-15% first 3 years. Then slowly decreasing and only if in good shape. For that kind of money I could get me like about 4 good Squiers or nearly new Standard/Player.... Knowing yes that the premium ones have that (little) quality extra. It remains to be seen if within 20 or 30 years, todays gear will be treasured as much as original 60s/70s gear is today?