Wade, let me humbly suggest exploring lots of alternate and open tunings - they will open a whole new world of playing. I am mostly an acoustic player and at any given time have any of my acoustics in some sort of altered tuning - dropped D, open G, D or C or one of several modal tunings (ironically I don't play in DADGAD but I do understand its appeal). I play both chorded stuff and with a slide, both in the upright position (so called Spanish) and lap style (kinda like a dulcimer). It is also very worth your while to study enough music theory that you understands scales and how chords are put together. I was mostly a folky/bluesy sort of self taught player for most of my guitar playing years but a few years ago I got a wild hare and built a hollow bodied jazz guitar. Well, you can't play folky three chords and the truth on a jazz guitar, you need to play all those chords with names no one can pronounce which forced me to learn what a 6th or 13th was and why they sound jazzy... Honestly, I should have done that fifty years ago.