@Steve I can't agree more, I hope all this is put behind me with great and fulfilling work. And I'd sure love it to be a Red. The idea of buying and selling an Red One MX hadn't occurred to me until I posted (which the whole thing was meant to be slightly funny, but honest expression of how I'm feeling waiting in blind faith for something).
@Jim after spending the day trying to build packages that could potentially match up, I know exactly what you mean. Totally felt myself settling in different ways with each option. I do really want it, but at the same time I'm a believer that the tools are only a means to the end, and it's difficult to make anything without tools at all.