Too many choices, thats for sure. I've got a Dane/VAR and a mid # '03 "C" on order. Keep in mind the supply can't be endless. Its sort of like the stock market - lets just hope its not like Enron! Its possible your average shooter might not know about CMP, but your collector, and avid shooter will. The only advantage I see about seeing M1's at a show is at least you know what your getting, and can pick and choose. I see a lot of small time reselling going on, especially here on the internet. A sign of the times. Seems the gun community is as strong as ever though, which is good!