I am totally addicted to finding the "right one" I have too many guitars, and now I have too many amps....I am not even sure why....If I were in a band, which I should be, I could not cycle through them all. Someone said earlier, (don't know if it was this thread) but "the best one is the one that your about to get." And I will stick to that. I can't judge anymore....all of them rock. The only thing that determines it to me is usually the neck shoulders and the depth. I don't think I have had a single "Bad" VOS but I have had Gloss versions that didn't click. ??? Not bashing, just saying that my preference is just that. Taking that back...there was one VOS at a GC it was an 08' and just a bad player for me. I guess exposure has something to do with it too. Not many good stores around here anymore. And while shopping online the first order is color and figure/grain. I know its bakasswards....but I am not throwing the dice or am I? We all know its better to try before you buy. So yes still looking, but as I look about the house I have a damn good spread as it is. I can't really think of which to get rid of, to replace with another. And the amps....I have the grail of grails and its offspring....do I need more? The one thing I do not have is a semi hollow or an SG, that would round it out as far as types of tone. But I do not feel comfy with those....so probably a no go. hmmmm never had an R6..... As I think about HM's and now vintage (good god) where does this end? I know I still want an R6 Darkburst so there is a target..... And to follow up on the original post. I Loved the HM experience, I will do it again. Maybe not with the ones I have. It will have to be a great looking plain top....maybe.....however the 03' R9's color has me second guessing, its a little too orange..... then again the 2012 has the "EVIL fretboard" but a great paint job and a near perfect neck. Good Player, for sure. Maybe an R6 Goldtop with a real big, big neck, might get lucky with the top....bingo,,,, R6 darkburst.... maybe in 6 months....I just shelled out for Black Sabbath tickets too.