#2
Depends on the price really doesn't it?
I've only ever had the pleasure of playing a Martin under the scrutineering eye of a store clerk with a 'sctratch that thing and I'll kill you' look in his eye. However after playing one I am doomed forever to lust after one until my bank balance matches the appropriate price tag. In all honesty nothing I have played sounds as rich and has as much bottom end as a Martin. They really are the Rolls Royce of acoustic guitars and if you've got an opportunity to pick one up cheap you'd be foolish to waste it. The only thing that would put me off this particular one is the slotted headstock but it's not really that important.
#3
If the price is right, I wouldn't hesitate.
Correct me if I'm wrong; mind over matter works for me. If I don't mind; it don't matter.