I know, I know, your signal chain is only as strong as your weakest link. But if you were just starting to collect some nice equipment would you go for a couple nice mic pres maybe an api 3124 and an avalon or a great river neve and use some AT and octava condensors with 57's and 421's. Or to get a couple royers and a Neumann or two and use some mackie pres or something like that. At some point im going to own them all so i dont want to settle on buying any midpriced stuff. What would you guys improve first?