Taking into consideration the ridiculous cost of purchasing, equipping, maintaining and modifying "Certificated" aircraft, I have determined that any future chance of my owning and flying an airplane or gyroplane will mandate an E-AB aircraft. If I want an airplane that can carry more than me and four hours of fuel and won't require avionics that cost more than the rest of the airplane for under $(what I paid for my house!), what choices do I have? For the price I can afford, I would be stuck with a 40 plus year old airplane with a runout engine and ancient instruments, radios and gauges. Nope. I'm tired of that endless cycle of fly-break-fix! My cool little Cessna will be for sale someday soon, when it comes out of its nearly year long annual inspection. It will be an awesome bargain, since so many parts were replaced, including the entire exhaust system. I plan to take the proceeds from the sale to buy and build an aircraft that suits my needs and doesn't compromise performance, utility or comfort for cost of ownership. Sure, I'll end up spending big bucks to get a flying machine, but I won't have to put up with all the BS of waiting for parts that no longer exist, or begging a mechanic to sign off some work. I know my skills, knowledge and experience are adequate to get this done and the satisfaction of doing it myself is the icing on the cake. I will gladly fly as an instructor in somebody else's aircraft, but I'm not going to own one myself any more. I'll make decisions later on which way to go, but my mind is made up.