#1
How are they? I hear good things about 'em, but I would like more opinions.

How would this SX LTD1-VEG

Compare to a regular uhm.. let's say MIM Fender Strat. How about an American or Japanese.
#4
I'd look into something else.
I had one of the SX stratocaster copies, and hated it. Crap pickups, Crap tuners/nut. I'd recommend something else.

What's your price range?