I am relatively new to the AR platform in use. I have familiarized myself with it, but never owned one. Now I am in the market. I have a couple questions, but first I would like to say that I know there are hundreds of different choices of AR from a long list of companies and that there are several companies that make very high quality equipment. I also know accessories, calibers, uppers, lowers, mounts, rails, reviews, and prices from each manufacturer and owner cover the board. Danial Defense, LMT, Bushmaster, and Colt are the top companies Im looking at. DDs V1 Carbine, Bushmasters SuperLite Carbine, LMTs Defender and Colts Sporter are the specifics I like. Is the DD V1 worth the $1500 vs. the Bushmaster SuperLite at around $1200? I am looking for your opinions. What youve liked and disliked. Im open to any input and guidance. I want the best product for my money and would like to hear your experiences. Thanks for the input.