Recently picked up a pair of Rapco ADB+8 direct boxes for my first stereo pair of DIs. Already got one on a recording and it sounds great. It's so nice to have a stereo pair for things like keyboards etc. I started with a handful of Radio Shack impedance converters, added a DOD 265 then a Whirlwind Director, a Rapco DB100 and finally a Live Wire Solutions active. That first active was an improvement over the passives for a lot of stuff but the Rapco ADB+8 is so much better.
Now I just need to get a Countryman Type 85, a BSS AR-133, an L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic, one of those fancy Fishmans with the eq and stuff, a selection of Radials and some Jensen equipped passives.