purely a theoretical debate as of now, but every now and then i think about my next and last plane, i am sure we all do. So lets say after another 7 years, I want to gift myself my next and last plane. Based on my current mission (which might very well change), a RV-10 would fit the bill, no doubt. But after peeling the onions in my head I have realized that building something from scratch is just not going to happen, if I do go the Exp route, it would have to be either a pre-built one or get to something like a builder assisted program. i also have not much interest doing the annual, I will most likely hire a APIA to do that as well. Figure they know more than me. As on today, with a builder assisted program and the avionics I like, its about a 300k price tag. now lets say, I get in a refurb thing. There are companies out there that do for Dakota, Toga and there may be others. Toga might be close to the speed of a -10. Prices comes close to 300-350 but basically you pretty much get a factory new plane minus the hours on the airframe. They usually try to find a low time airframe, gut it out, zero time engine, new prop and build everything from there. MX cost wise - the only benefit i see going Exp in my case is, parts are cheap(er) in the Exp world. Annual and rest will probably be the same. What does POA BrainTrust say?