Maybe you need a new friend? I really, really wanted a Tele with a maple neck, since I have a Strat with a rosewood (pao ferro, ok, ok...) Now that I have the maple, I don't remember why I wanted maple so badly. I am very happy with it, mind you, and glad I got maple, but it was such a point with my while was looking. If my Tele had the same neck and rosewood, I would still love it. Sometimes - at least to me - this is just stuff I get stuck on. If you really want the rosewood, order a neck. I would play the maple for awhile and see if you bond with it, though. Other posts about resale / keeping the maple / etc. are still valid if resale will be an issue.