Several months ago, I made a thread asking if I should buy one, since it seemed cool on paper but had a rather extravagant price tag and the model was a little bit weird looking for my tastes.
However, ever since then, I've played it in most of my lists, and I've found it to be incredible. It has most of the things I'd want in a single model - it shoots, its shots hurt, it can do anti-infantry/support, it has good range, has decent mobility, can be incredibly accurate, and isn't the easiest thing to kill. Plus its a massive road block, and its 5" bubble of extra accuracy is pretty big given its base. I don't often necessarily take a ton of lightning-based models with it, but at least it gets its own accuracy bonus if its close enough. Plus, it provides no focus strain on my warcasters.
I'll admit; part of me feels like I might actually be disillusioned by how seeming good it is, and that 9 points of infantry or another jack might do better, but I've played those types of lists, and I find it rather difficult nowadays to leave the Strider out of several of my lists, particularly for guys like Siege and pCaine.
One of the contributing factors to my self-doubt is the seeming lack of mention about it. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough, but I seem to see it mostly mentioned when people talk about its synergy (e.g. taking it with more lightning stuff or N3mo recently) but not so much as a solid stand-alone. I personally think it deserves a little bit more credit as a very viable purchase, albeit a costly one $-wise.
Or, it could be good and people just don't talk about it because everyone knows its good and there is little to talk about.
What are your thoughts on it?
P.S. I got used to its looks which I initially disliked, and it draws the attention of non-WM players. Seems like a great way to get people interested in the game.