I was the same way, in between my first Corvette and my current one, I owned three different Firebirds, a 95 Formula, a 95 Trans Am and a 98 Formula. They were all great cars, and I met a lot of great people in the f-body community that I'm still friends with, but when I owned those cars I always thought of them as stepping stones to my next Corvette. Both times that I went to Memphis Tennessee (in 1997 and 1998) for the big f-body mailing list get togethers, I stopped off at the Corvette assembly plant on my trip home. As soon as I saw those 97 Corvettes coming off the assembly line I knew I had to own one someday. I was so happy in August 2004 when I finally achieved that dream. It will now probably be a very long time before I can afford to buy a C6 Corvette, but I'm still very happy with my C5 so it's all good!Even when I owned the Firebirds, (which are great cars) there was always a little voice in my head that said "ya, but it's not a Corvette you know."