Pine after something too long, the dream becomes better than the reality.
That being said buy what you want, but I would also suggest that you consider the M1 Garand. I've owned one since forever and will not let it go until my last breath is gone. If you like the mini 14 (got one of those to) you will like the Garand. But as I said earlier buy what you really want.
P.S. I've always want a M1A to but I don't want another cal. in the safe.
Never beat your head against the wall with out a helmet