Re: If you were going to own just one (or a few) planes
What Mrleft8 said. You can both eBay/Craigslist and not get close to $100. I bought an old Stanley #5 at a tool swap for $30. Block planes should be around for under $20.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. -Tennyson, Ulysses