As a flat picker, none of my three is better than the other, just different (L-R):
Martin HD28v - smooth as silk with rosewood/sitka spruce warmth
Eastman E10D - big bright, lively tone & tons of punch with mahog/adirondack spruce
Collings D2HG - big, big, 'blow-the-doors-off' tone with rosewood/german spruce
The E10D ultimately replaced a Collings D1A because it has a better blending adi-tone, the D2HG replaced a SCGC TonyRice because it has better mids/highs, and the HD28v was a good investment in old school warmth. These are three great guitars and the name on the logo means little to me, they represents many years of builders expertise, 'try this one' playability and of course, equity.
Simple quality is my only requirement.. the Eastman E10 slope and om complete the tribe.