I have one. I don't really play it that much but I still like it a little bit.
Should I trade it for a strat?

I love to play rock and blues and occasionally some metal.

I play through a fender white lightning deluxe.

I have a strat and a g5120, I play the gretsch more fore sure, but I also play ska, rockabilly and punk so the gretsch fits my personal style better, although you can never go wrong with a strat.

Don't TRADE, save and get a strat though in my opinion