In an effort to help stop the slide into Monetteness, I'll add this to the thread:
I think I have the best of both worlds with my '78 Getzen. A vintage classic, it's not that old and the company that made it is not only still in business, but thriving. The local tech here was able to get braces and valves springs directly from Getzen. When I go looking for something brand new, probably a C trumpet, down the road, I'll look at Getzen first.