This can easily be adjusted later on, so don’t dismiss a perfectly good guitar just because the setup isn’t how you normally prefer it.
A good tip when you’re trying out new guitars is to focus on how the guitar plays and sound acoustically.
Don’t start by plugging it into a loud amp and lots of pedals but listen to the acoustics, the natural resonance and sustain.
That’s kind of the point too, considering that MIM models are Fender’s budget brand (above Squier).
However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.
Like the neck, the wood used for the body, and its quality, plays a role in how the guitar sound.