I've had three of these over the years, and this one would be the fourth.
This was my second film camera. The first was a Minolta Maxxum QTsi. I bought that one new from K-Mart for something like $220 and regretted every second of it. My first FE cost me $75-ish and the 50mm f/1.4 with caps and case $125. I shot with that camera for two years before getting bit with the rangefinder bug. Heh.
I kept thinking, "Oh, I think I would rather have *this thing*!", and then selling the Nikon to get it. Now that I'm older and wiser (how does 30 creep up on you, anyway), I see what I'm missing. This time, though, I'm not willing to give up other equipment to have it.
It'll be fun to have a silver one. I've always bought black for some reason.