How many mandolins do you have? Do you play all of them everyday or just your favorite? I have 3, an Epiphone pos, an Eastman 515, and a Michael Kelly firefly. I play the Eastman and the MK everyday, the Epiphone is in the case waiting for grandchildren.
I have a Tyler Moutain F-5. It sits next to my banjo in front of my evening chair in the living room. When I get tires or frustrated with the banjo I pick up the Mandolin and play it for a change of pace. I love the sound of it as much as the banjo. Although I am not really trying hard to learn much with it right now. I am spending most of my focus on the Banjo.