I'm a big fan of Martin guitars (see my Avatar).
I was in GC a few months back and a friend who is a fan of Taylor put an 814ce in my hands. With a twinkle in his eye, he said: "Try this."
I tried to resist. Honestly. I tried to resist. But GAS had been building ever since. Finally the safety relief valve lifted and today I bought the darn thing.
I love it. Bonus: My wife loves it also.
I'll always love my D35 because my wife got it for me, but lord help me the Taylor is SO much easier to play. You don't have to have a freakin' vise for a fretting hand in order to make barre chords and the tone is just magical.
Plus, since I can plug it in, I can actually "hear" myself play for the first time. That's pretty cool, because I realize I'm making mistakes I didn't know I was making and now I can fix them.
Forgive me Christian Frederick IV. I've ventured to the dark side. And I'm happy.
So, some advice: If you have a guitar on your wish list, make it happen. Now. Life is not a dress rehearsal.
New guitars are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.