I've owned a Strat for about a year and a half (my first guitar, a 2006 MIM) and just got my first PRS a couple of weeks ago. One thing that I have noticed about these brands is that virtually every PRS I have seen looks absolutely pristine...even ones that are decades old. Strats, on the other hand, really show their wear (paint/finish worn off, neck looks like it's been sandpapered...). In fact, Strat owners kind of take pride in their "weathered" look. You can even buy them new with a "relecked", beat-up look. Is this just a culture difference between brand enthusiasts or are Strats more susceptible to wear and tear?