I didn't like the first generation of Fender Noisless pickups, they just didn't quite "feel" as organic as the stock pickups in my strat. However, I believe they've improved the design since then- this was probably four or five years ago.
I've got gold lace sensors in my strat- great pickups. The neck especially rocks, and they really are dead-silent. I'm also not 100% sold on the bridge pickup; it's good, but I too am itching for a bridge humbucker. I'm thinking maybe a Screamin' Demon, if it's tappable- bit of a Lynch fan, and I've always liked his tone- very focused.