I have been in the process of trying to hunt down the perfect R9 (or a great R8). The way I approach purchases is that I look for something I know I'll be happy with so I don;t have to go through the cycle of selling this one to get that one only to do it over and over again and never feel satisfaied ---a one an done type of approach instead. Anyway, I was thinking about it and my priorities are: 1) Sounds good 2) Plays good 3) Light weight (8.6 or less) 4) Looks good I can't seem to find all four. Maybe I'm too picky. But I want an LP I can have for the rest of my life. Thoughts?