I've been following this site for a few years now, and I am still struck but what a wide range of opinions people have. Almost everything that gets discussed here is subjective, and it just comes down to personal preference, so there is never a wrong answer. Recently I ran across a used Suhr guitar. And it got me thinking. For every guy who loves his Squire or Epiphone, and is thrilled he only had to pay out a few hundred for it, there is a guy who says just get something really good to begin with, and save yourself the hassle and expense of always GASing for something else. I have enjoyed trying out lots of different things. Buying used low- and middle-tier items has allowed me to do that at minimal cost. But now I'm thinking -- why have a whole bunch of guitars and amps sitting around? Why not just have a small number of things that are really great? If for the same cost you could have six sub-$1,000 guitars, or two top-shelf instruments, which would you choose?