Yeah, more people should play mandolin (if they want to). As a primarily fingerstyle guitarist I feel like playing fiddle tunes and such on the mando has really helped to give me a more linear approach to melody as compared to just finding convenient notes inside of chords.
Thanks a lot Wesley for the Peterson info. I'm not in the market for another small mandolin at present but I would defintitely love to hear a review when you do acquire your O.M.
And thanks Richard for the cautionary words about Saga.