I must be getting old or something. Out of 6 electric guitars, I've not played any of them except for the Strat for the last couple months straight. Growing up, I had an almost disdain for them, and then over the last couple years, have bought them just for utility (MIDI pickups fit great on them). Now, with the Drew-approved Cruisers, it just is such a fantastic, easy to play, great sounding guitar.
Not only that, but my gain has been going lower and lower, to the point where the lead channel on my DC is at 3. For me right now, there's nothing better than the Boogie on lower gain, with the Strat on the neck pickup and a bit of echo and verb.
In other words, not very metal. Maybe it's the lighter Karnivool stuff I've been rotating, as well as Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree.
I'm really, really gassing for a short-scale, mahogany Warmoth Strat with three Injectors. It'd be like a total hybrid.
Maybe it's just a phase, like Leon's recent hollowbody fascination.
My main guitar is my Roadstar II, it has a very Strat-like neck, and I love it. My RG570 doesn't get much play because I like the Roadstar II's neck so much. Used to be I couldn't get enough of the Wizard neck... My Roadstar II is still very metal though, and I haven't played my Strat in probably 6-8 months.