I know this is going to sound ignorant... but here goes nothing! My first guitar was a Fender acoustic. I bought it at the shop where my Dad was the accountant. I've taken care of ti kept it all these years now. It's a nice little ax. A little dreadnought that sings brightly and projects pretty well. It's aged nicely, the spruce top is getting a bit darker and the finish has sunken down into the grain nicely. There's one or two little battle scars, but I've kept it relatively free from destruction. The couple of times I've played it out, I get compliments on it's sound and tone. I've played some other guitars, in fact, I literally just got home from GC where I tried about ten or fifteen different acoustics. I keep trying to talk myself into wanting a more expensive acoustic, but it just never happens. I've tried a couple of Taylors and didn't really care for them. The Martins I've tried have all sounded dark and dull. The Ibanez's I've tried, I actually kinda like. The Epiphone Hummingbird I tried sounded nice. The Takamine was okay, nothing special. Now, I didn't try any of the high dollar Martins today, or any of the Gibsons. About the only difference I could really tell was that the Martin frets were a little bit smaller... but all the necks felt pretty close, kinda modern C's. Most were relatively buzz free (there was one that took about three seconds to find a big buzz on the low e). Sure, some of them were prettier than others... some had fancy inlay on the fingerboard. But my question is, what is it that people look for in an acoustic that I'm missing? I mean I keep thinking one of these days I'll find an acoustic electric to justify it, but nothing yet. Nothing sounds or plays better than my old (relatively) inexpensive Fender that's 25+ years old now. When it comes to electrics, I can debate the finer points of minute details, but acoustics I just can't find anything THAT different. Help me find my acoustic inner snob.