Well - having acquired all the banjos and guitars a possible without my wife writing me off as completely nuts, I have decided to move on to the mandolin.
I've been torturing myself all week about which to get - and I think it will be either a Collings MF or MF-O. I think I have listened to every youtube and music store mp3/video that exists and I'm convinced that I want whichever one I last listened to.
The solution will be to order one from a shop that's big enough to have both and which has a liberal return/exchange policy - McCabe's is looking good in that respect. (I don't have a local shop to go try these out personally).
Arggh. Choosing isn't easy - and the fact that I know myself well enough to know that whichever I buy, I will end up buying the other at some point doesn't make it any easier.
Oh - and hi, my name is Roberto