R850R, thanks for the comment. Since I have posted I have been busy reading past posts :)
Your thoughts on the A2 stock are pretty much right on with my thinking. A fixed stock that "looks" like a adjustable one kinda seems like a bad idea to me, plus I do kinda like the idea of buying a cleaning kit for the compartment in the buttstock.
I am still pretty much undecided about the muzzle brake. I have read alot about them and they seem to have alot of different comments although one things remains the same, they are LOUD. I think the only reason I would want one would be for the "look" but then again, I hate to buy anything for a firearm just for looks.
As far as the M4 type barrel, I again like the looks of it better. Oh well...
After reading and thinking, I think I will pass on the removable carry handle. I like the idea of buying a scope with a see thru base so I can use either at anytime.
Oh yea, about me getting my first AR and then wanting more. I am pretty sure that will happen :) Just like it did for me and my Glocks.