I don't think you needed the line about who Taylor is. If you know anything about good guitars, then you know Taylor. However being in San Diego does make it a bit more easy to know who Taylor is
1982 Ibanez Flying V RR500 all original
Ibanez Prestige RGT320Q
Ibanez Prestige RGT220A
Jackson Kelly E3 with Skulls and upgraded EMG Pickups
I play death metal! The reason nothing like Taylor is on my list. Messing around with acoustics etc I just buy whatever Guitar Centers 69$ special of the year is when I need a new one. I can still pull off some Flamenco style to mess around with for fun.