Oh boy... I have a D28 that is like that stones song: "you can't always get what you want, but try sometimes, you get what you need" I got a great deal on it from a colleague about 10 years ago. Found it a lacked a bit of warmth and fullness I was accustomed to with my prior mahogany acoustic. Ended up considering selling it or trading. Never happened. I loved the "warmth" of the D35 that my buddy bought. I ended up buying a Gibson J15 (walnut) which does give me that warmth and sounds great fingerpicked. But whatever guitar I play, whenever I play it, that D28 just sound all around better to me. It's like the perfect balance of all things you want in an acoustic. I dunno, that's just me. It's funny, I never really loved that thing until I realized what I had. Now i'd be crushed if I lost it. Man.. I almost traded it for a strat about 6 years ago!!! Whew, close one.