:D, you guys are super kind, thank you!
I started of as a Grado user (already big fan of the way they looked :P too, and also of the lower profile/smaller scale Grado, as a company), exactly one year ago when I bought my RS1 used on this forum, on the 11th of September (2011)! I really can't get enough of the Grado headphones you see in my signature... it's my collection but I rotate and use them all, above all my other few non-Grado headphones, and I'm satisfied this way. I've decided to stop seeking for headphones until I'm rich enough to afford Stax (which, knowing myself, I know that I will fall in love with them, there again). But I chose Grado to be my represent and archetype of all dynamics, and I'm staying with it (because I genuinely love it). I like the HP-1000 because of it's cool looking black star drivers and better measurements, but really I love all my Grados ("very much") equally. They all have a slight different flavor and charms; but I'm pretty sure I would love the present time Grados just as much, or the Magnums if I need a driver replacement one day. I'm definitely planning on purchasing a PS-1000 (or it's successor), but since it's not discontinued like the HP-1000, I will let some years go by to see what Grado will do in the future (releasing a golden PS-1000 anniversary edition, they would totally win me over :P).
I've moved and begun University and I'm a bit busy. I reorganized my priorities and ultimately I can't spend as much time on Head-Fi... but I still reply to PMs and to my favorite, email-subscribed threads :P... I'm a bit less into Grado but I've read pretty much all that there was there on the internet about them so :P (not so much really) so I'm monitoring, and my flame is still burning vividly.
Lately we've had a sale of a Grado speaker (released in 1961 according to the History), with very nice images, and I'm adding one to the first thread! parbaked also noticed it and posted it in the Grado fan club (in which I don't participate anymore :( ). 137.50 dollars for the winner, that's quite a good price for what you get. I've read three people from different forums, one on Head-Fi (that are all living with their pair) who were saying that it sounded like a HP-1000: super balanced, super smooth, and surprisingly not old sounding at all (which contradicts it's vintage appearance).
Since I'm in a dark room in a basement right now, and that it might get humid, I've chose to let most of my Grado collection at my moms house, safely stored. The only headphone I brought is my SR325i :P, I listen to it everyday while doing homework when I can't concentrate (thinking of other things, being distracted) or when it's noisy in the kitchen outside (we're 5 in that basement)... or just to play air guitar and sing :P release my crazy... and it could be at school too! Grado are quite portable for fullsizes, as long as you're not annoying anyone in a library :P