For the last 3 years I've been working on minimizing. My thoughts are now filled with ideas like, "What would be the bare minimum I could be comfortable with?" These things are what I define as The Best. It represents an optimal choice between value and aesthetic and, of late, should be made in America when feasible. I sleep on Target Jersey Sheets because they're soft and disposable and I shudder to think what my dogs (and I) would do to a pair of white Pratesi. The flip side of that is my beloved Ducati 1198sp. The design debuted as the 1098 in 2007 and it's timeless. Completely impractical. Hard to ride. Expensive. But two years on, it makes me smile every time I see it. It's worth every penny.
The Best does it's job and gets out of the way.