i love my 7VWH - i've played many fine guitars and it holds its own every time - it's called a super Strat for a reason. i've never owned a JS
but have played quite a feq and it is a great guitar for playabilty, sound and feel - albeit different from a Jem in many regards.
i have the best of both worlds with my Strat ('91 Strat Plus) having that great Strat tone with lace sensors in the mid and neck and i added an Evolution in the bridge. it is hotter than hell but really sounds great in the alder body.
people will always try to give opinions on what they like and expect you to believe them and not have your own thoughts or opinions unless the are in line with their own. silly humans - what more can you say?
i've bought 2 NEW Gibsons in the last year and both had issues (frets mostly). i have had no issues with my new 7VWH, J-Custom, RG570 ('02 i bought new), S520,'90 VBK or any non-modified Ibanez guitars i've ever owned.
some like Fords, some Chevys and some of us go with Nissan and Honda - it's all personal taste once you get all the facts about the products.