I think pretty much every guitarist has played one of these, or started on one. It doesn't have a particularly unique/stand out sound so it's great for practicing on, but it's a bit basic for gigging (if you do want a really nice sound).
My Strat has become known as a 1983 Dan Smith Era Stratocaster: 1 tone control, ! volume control and a surface jack socket. No through the body stringing. Black with maple neck and white pick guard. Although not the total conventional Strat look. Plays very nicely with a beautiful natural sustain. Although stringing is easy, be careful not to tighten too much as tremolo bridge can rise to high.
well it is a starter electric guitar and is used by people who want to start playing but are not ready to make a commitment to a GOOD guitar. it is a good guitar just not one that feels professional. it is good tho. :)