First of all, thank you! Our text message is one of the longest "first contact" texts on my phone! lol
I hear you and I think I will just play my C9 and my L35 Larrivee for the time being. The C9 will probably be sold soon as will the L-03 custom I told you about. I am really gassing for a 12 string and the $800 I was going to spend on the Esteve, is about half of the funds needed for that. The sale of the C9 and the L-03 will easily provide the balance required. I can live with my L35 for many years. Being 40 years old, it has a very sweet, warm tone compared to the C9.
I think you should keep the Esteve.