Derek, though I know GAS loves company I am not going to try out as many guitars as you! It took me years to stop buying. For myself, I’m a Martin guy and have a few. The Seagull quest is for students, though if I find a ridiculous deal en route, maybe a campfire / travel guitar wouldn’t be bad to have...
If I have learnt one thing with buying guitars, it is there are very few bad guitars, some are just better than others. If you find a guitar or brand you like just stay with it, and be a contented happy player.
The reason I bought my Seagull Coastline folk guitar was, so many people were saying what a great guitar it is, nice size, nice tone, Solid Cedar top, nice wide fretboard, but it had been out of production for about a year, so thought I would never get one as up until then I had never even seen one, then out of the blue my local guitar shop had a brand new one for sale, so i bought it, and never regretted it, and still have it, and still gets it's fair share of play time.
Before I fell in love with all the attributes of an Alvarez guitar, the original reason I bought my first Alvarez was because, specs wise, it had everything that I wanted in an all solid wood mahogany dread that I was saving for in a Taylor (for around 2500 bucks) but for just under half the price.
I tested it, it knocked my socks off, and the rest is history as they say.
But ya, originally had my sights settled on a Taylor (and Taylor guitars in general cuz I still love them) but Alvarez was just as good in every way but way more affordable.
===================================== One Alvarez in the hand is worth two Taylors and a Martin in the guitar store!