Rule #1 - don't buy a guitar by concensus. It should be a very personal decision. Buy the guitar that you think sounds great and you have fun playing. I recently saw David Surette pick up and play an inexpensive guitar and make it sound like one of his expensive Froggy Bottoms. I recently was looking to buy a new guitar. I could afford to but whatever I wanted. I tried tham all and ended up with a Martin OM which was a lot less expensive than a D-28 that "everyone" said I should get.
Find one you love and buy it, play it and love it.