How do you decide? I live near the Rigel shop, and was in a hover pattern for months about upgrading from my A-Natural. At last I was ready to make my move on a particular A-Plus, and drove over to Cambridge to clinch the deal. Peter Mix happened to be tied up with a customer, but for my waiting time he asked my impression of a particular CT-110.
I had played several of this model before, all super, but this one just totally sang to me. For the first time in my life I was willing to incur The Spousal Wrath over a musical instrument.
I didn't decide: the instrument did! -- Paul
He joyously felt himself idling, an unreflective mood in which water was water, sky was sky, breeze was breeze. He knew it couldn't last. -- Thomas McGuane, "Nothing but Blue Skies"