I'l start with the problems of the guitar.
Because it is such a light guitar, it tends to get neck dive which we all know is a extreme hassle and a complete frigging pain... If you don't know what neck dive is, it basically means your guitar is neck heavy and generally the neck "dives" towards the ground and rendering it more difficult to play. but the way to deal with this, which works because I've done it. is to move the left strap pin further left onto the furthest Neck bolt I'll display a pic.
The tuners are sometimes incredibly stiff on the E and A string, at one point the E strings lock seized up and I hat to remove the string and replace, All I can recommend is getting new tuners but it is bearable for me. But really can be a pain.
Next is the poorly placed jack, it's poorly placed due to the fact you can't play sitting down while plugged in... unless you use a 90* jack lead... Basically if you do try the jack lead will stab into your leg and may break the input/jack if you have your Flying V's position like the classic (I'll upload to show what I mean about the position)... the ONLY
thing you can do about this is either constantly stand up or Take the whole input jack plate out and replace with a Stratocaster Jack lead and that involves cutting into the wood itself to make room for the jack plate and the actual wiring (wiring stuff for the jack needs to be flipped like 45* so it is horizontal with the horn) once you done what I've done sitting down with it is almost as easy as sitting down with a normal Stratocaster but still awkward just because of the position to sit down with it.
Also the pickups aren't exactly High output so the sound isn't as good as you think it would for Metal but generally you'd have to expect this from a guitar that costs under £200 on the other hand it sounds great with rock, blues and clean songs really doesn't look right for that sort of stuff though...
Onto the good bits
Setting the action (String height) for the guitar to be honest is the easiest thing to do besides plugging in your guitar all you need is a flat head screw driver and your pretty much done with it.
The frets are VERY easy to access even up to the 24th !
The whole thing is pretty much built like a tank the only thing that would even break off that is the tiniest bit of finish on the edge of the horns.. I've played live with this baby and she came out unscarred and wanting MORE.. the strap pins are Massive and a real pain to put straps on but they will not come off.. But don't go flipping this guitar all over the place like a dude from a Insanity ward because It's not completely fool proof but it is still on tight!
Even though the tuning is dodgy with the faulty E/A string Tuner it doesn't go out of tune that much at all.
This guitar in my opinion is a great guitar to start off with and you wont regret buying it!
Feel free to ask some questions about the Jackson, I'm sure I will try to help you with whatever it is!
I've had mine for about a year I guess.