I like the Epiphone Casino coolness, I cannot lie. Its similar to liking station wagons.
As far as looking and feeling cool while playing, hard to beat the '52 butterscotch Tele AVRI.
My bridges are all on the deck. Press on 'em all you want. Saddles nice and high for easy good palm-muting. Neck tone control moved to bridge pickup. Hitting the volume knob? yeah, but also wrapping my pinky around it for cool swells and such.Strats get that in between sound I don't get from anything else.
But, I'm always hitting that pickup switch when its on neck pos, I cant lean on the bridge without throwing the guitar out of tune, and why is that darn volume there? I'm always hitting it. Other than that...