Me too, been AV8ing since 1981 when Avgas was less than a buck a gallon. I seldom fly these days due to high cost vs other forms of travel. Can't beat the feeling of leaving the Earth and flying direct to your destination.
Yeah, it's kind of a unique set up because my airplane partner is in avionics sales. Most of his customer's fly bonanza's, barron's or a light twin. His experience is that the bo is a common platform that a majority of his clients are familiar with.
If I was out buying something on my own I would find an experimental. Tough to beat the RV-10 for an all around package!
Professional pilot here, 22,000 hours +++, ATP, A&P, IA, MEL, and Helicopters. I recently sold my Air Tractor S.E.A.T., Bell 206L4, Bonanza and A185F Cessna float plane. Since I am semi retired wanted to cut the expenses.
Aviador, sounds like you are an aerial firefighter. Same here, my Air Tractor went to Chile on lease and then to Australia. They wanted to keep it so I priced it and they now have it. Great single engine air tanker. Mine had the two crew sets so the the Forest Service observer could ride along.