Yeah, I was quite frustrated when viewing a guitar review site. Some old owners talking about the tone of the "real" Starcaster, then some idiot comes on "OMG I HAVE A STARCASTER IT TOTLLY SUCKS GOT CHEAP PAINT GOT IT FOR LIKE $100 AND IT SOUNDS LIKE #### NEVER BUY THIS GUITAR THESE GUYS DONT NO WOT THEYR TALKING ABOUT". They're two very different guitars. The cheap, triangular headed thing is not a Fender Starcaster at all, it's a "Starcaster by Fender".
If I had the money, I'd love to get one of these things, partly because it's a piece of guitar history, partly because I'm a Fender fanboi, I want a semi hollowbody and that appears to be Fender's best shot at it. 😛