I have this thing with Stratocasters, I love the shape but I hate the 5 position slide switch and I’m not a fan of single coil pickups either. I’m up in the air on the scale (25.5″, normally I like 24″).
Regardless, I’d like to see Fender make one like this (excuse the poor Photoshopping):
The good news is you can have Warmoth make you a pickguard like that and then wire it up the way you want it. Also good news, Warmoth can make a 24″ scale neck to bolt on as well! Although at that point things are getting rather pricey.
Actually, I wouldn’t mind not having the Tone control either, it just gets in the way.
This way you keep all stock pickups (saves money) as well as a more stock look while still getting rid of the cruddy 5 position switch and tone sucking control. Pure unbridled electric guitar goodness here folks!