I blame you guys mostly. I'd look at a picture of a sexy AR and keep repeating to myself, "Thats nice, but I don't need one." Well, I could only take so much. Thanks a lot guys... I would like to hope I have the skills to build one from scratch, so thats what I'm doing. I figure if I do the research and do it myself, when something goes wrong I won't need a gunsmith on speed dial. Starting with an M&P 15 lower to support the locals. DPMS lower kit and Daniel Defense upper are the first things to show up in the mail. A lot of the items I want are back-ordered so this will take longer than expected. Good thing I have time.