Briefly, I imagined spending the $99 for the "Permanent Press" filter set here...

http://www.misterretro.com/filters/permanent-press

Because I like the look of letterpress and thought it would look great.

I reconsidered, because similar to my feeling about "the real thing" versus "a simulation" that I hold about photography here at APUG, I realized a simulation would not fit my current ideals.

No, if I had to have the look of "Original Oldstyle" by Linotype. Then I would specify lead and letterpress, and that's too much for now. For my current undertaking, it will be a digital font properly licensed and embedded in a PDF file. I have a limited selection, and from there I can make a fair decision.