Anywhere else, this would be viewed as ostentatious, but... let's not fool ourselves. We all love these guitars. And it's not like anyone is going to discourage another forum member buying a new guit. Me, I'm a collector. Been like this since I discovered Matchbox cars somewhere around 1975. Got into guitars 28 years ago and have seen my share of equipment. Not necessarily the best stuff, but enough to form educated opinions on the evolution of gear and manufacturers. Nailed down a nice collection of Ibanez pedals, Fender Duo Sonics, early Fender lap steels and tweed amps many years ago. After a few of those "life events" (I suppose they are not talking about making a trip to Wawa), I've landed in a spot where I can buy some toys for a short time. It won't last forever, and I am old and wise enough to go about this in a certain way (that means I've tried all other options, usually with bad or expensive results). My goal is to get a PRS from each year of production, and cover as many models as I can afford. When going for quantity like this, a low priced guitar is a great thing, especially if it fills the gap in the line. At the end of it, I hope to be able to make some kind of wise pronouncement along the lines of "so the thinking behind the different neck profiles was..." but will probably be more like "boy, that was expensive. and shoot, I forgot about their amps." Collectors, hecklers, and rubberneckers - your input, please.