Haha! Pretty opinionated advice there. sounds like you're stating what works for YOU, but this is not a general rule or the gospel, although I will agree with you to some degree, but wouldn't say this advice is the be all, end all regarding acoustics. Some may just like more modern conveniences like a neck that doesn't need a reset and just requires a shim, better intonation, different construction, etc. personally I don't like "modern" sounding acoustics (without naming specific brands to avoid starting a heated debate), but for others this may be just what they are looking for. I've been looking for a decent acoustic the last few years. Owned a few "newer" Martins and Gibsons, and have only been impressed with one of two of them. My Gibson AJ is the best acoustic I've owned, and currently have a 2011 HD-28 that I'm on the fence about, and have a Waterloo WL-K that's hopefully going to be delivered today, and I'm currently selling an SJ-200 and a Eastman E20SS, and some may know about the **** show I'm dealing with regarding Martin refusing to reset a neck on a 000-15M that's less than 3 years old. Given these experiences from this point on it's going to be used, possibly "vintage" acoustics for me from now on. New guitars just don't have that broken in feel and I don't mind dents dings or a guitar needing basic maintenance or repairs, coupled with the fact that martin wont even warranty a new guitar that needs a neck reset, so to me there's no sense in buying anything new from them if the warranty is crap. Hoping this Waterloo scratches an itch that I've been trying to scratch for a while now. I also played one of the Waterloo Jumbo Kings, and it was killer!