You often see it referred to as a "sickness", that irresistible urge to buy a particular S&W. It's that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" mindset. I have always appreciated fine mechanical things, quality cameras, nice watches, and particularly S&W's. I've never been one to concentrate on a particular model, but "just know" when I see one that I should own it and care for it, and enjoy it. Not too many will be going to my children, certain ones are designated, but I do kind of look at many of them as investments, to be enjoyed, appreciated, then at some point to be sold.