Throughout my time as a collector, I have had few models that were worthy of grail status. Sure there have been models that I’ve considered to be “must haves,” but even those have had to pass the value test. And the closer a model gets to the $200 range, the more likely it is to fail the test. And that was nearly the case with that straked beauty picture above (do I have to say what it is?) For nearly a month I hemmed and I hawed, hoping that someone would buy it out from under me so I didn’t have to make a decision that I was likely to regret. But then I would have regretted not getting it. To be honest, I don’t know which regret is worse. But it’s here now, and I’m happy to have it.