Ron, don't blame me!!! You know you are powerless to resist.
With bevel up planes, I think it is better to make a decision between Veritas and Lie Nielsen before you start buying. Then you can switch blades between the planes. I have the Lie Nielsen Low Angle Jack plane and I have my eye on a Veritas bevel up smoother but the blades are incompatible (I presume). I would love to have one plane and a bunch of different blades for it. It's cheaper than buying a new router bit!
Richard, I hold you responsible for many of my purchases.
I just wish that I had all of that natural light in my garage shop that you have -- that can't be beat for older eyes.
I have the new Veritas little smoother with a compliment of blades on the way to me. Sadly, the irons are narrower than my other Veritas bevel up planes. Having said that it is still cheaper than buying various angle frogs for bevel down planes.