Epiphones are better than strat to be straight-forward. They are marketed as such, and it is actually the case...Certainly when you get to around the G-400 range they are very good quality.
Doesn't make sense. Maybe you meant "Better than Squier" ? Still an arguable point, but understandable as a POV.
err hehe whoops... I did mean Squiers yes, not 'strats'...That wouldnt make sense