One of the reasons I never switched to the autofocus system was that I had a bunch of good glass to cover what I needed, and the cost of re--buying it again, along with the fact that the AF lenses cost more, didn't make any sense for the few extra features that the system offered.
I don't care about AF, as I never had a problem doing proper focusing. I did like the 9000 body when it came out, and convinced my sister to buy it over the 7000. (She still uses it). I was wishing Minolta would have come out with an X900, a MD system version of the 9000, but it was apparent that they where wholly committed to the AF system, and my features and shutter speeds would never increase.
In a way I'm lucky that I missed the film AF, as now I have to buy digital bodies, since 35mm film is dead in reality. Of course, had I bought into the system, I would have some nice FF glass by now. I may still be able to scarf some up, as an old shooting buddy of mine who had passed on his MD stuff to me when he went AF just bought a Nikon D60. I found out too late to talk him into Sony, and he has the funds to buy whichever system he wants, if he sees the value in it.
Since I don't see FF bodies coming down to my price range any time soon, I'd like what I call the 4 essential primes, 20/21, 28, 50 and 135mm. Of course, on APS-C these would be 14, 18, 33 and 90mm. And of course I would want these at reasonable prices! Only my 50s were Rokkor, all the rest from someone else. However, it seems that the aftermarket lens market has shrunk quite a bit, and there's less competition than there was in the 70's and 80's.
An a700 and couple of a580s, plus even more lenses.