I actually changed my mind on this.
At home, I played on my Shadow super-strat which is loaded with 9s. Felt way too spaghetti-esque for me. My hands must really have gotten a lot stronger with all the work with 10s I have been doing recently!
So, I've stuck with 10s, but have adjusted the action to bring it down to 'dead on' 2/32" rising to 'sitting on' 2/32". It equates to 'Low' on the Ibanez Rules setup site. Much more playable now for me, and am very happy indeed
I think what led to this thread was that my fingers were sore after a lot of playing, which meant the guitar was feeling stiff... when in reality I just needed a break!