Build Your Own Recording Studio Infographic - Great reference. The biggest area I differ is on preamps. I'd highly recommend looking into the Golden Age Project stuff for pres. They make great clones of high end vintage gear.
Errol Flynn looking pretty. This guy was a rogue and a scoundrel BUT that being said he was a swashbuckler actor that inspired many ideals in my young life, more for the roles he played than the man he actually was.