In all seriousness, I've been through dozens upon dozens upon dozens of nice condensers and dynamic mics over the past few years (Kel HM2d, Kel HM7U, various Audio Technicas, EV Re20, EV 635A, Joly modded Oktava 319, Joly modded V67, CAD M9, M179, Nuemann TLM102, Sterling ST77, ADK Hamburg, MXl 2003a, Stellar CM5,etc,etc, etc) The SM7b still reigns supreme on my particular vocals. There's just something special about the thick, rounded sound you get out of this mic. True, you do lose a little detail, but what you gain is worth the compromise. It's got a midrange sweetness going on that no other mic I've tried under 1000 bucks has touched. Man, this mic just sits in a mix with little effort. I like how it never gets thin sounding when you hit the high notes. I do find that it sounds best with a quality transformer driven preamp, but that's my personal preference. You'll need to learn how to EQ as well, as this mic takes a little sculpting to bring out presence in vocals. It can get a little muddy at times, but you'll just need to learn how to work the mic, or cut some low mids afterward.