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Many, many variables here! Some of them are reasonably easy to define like the type of riding you're planning and the type(s) of bikes most suitable for that riding. But then there is aesthetics, which is highly personal (e.g., banana seat and no rust). I recommend spending some time looking around this forum; you'll find a marvelous variety of answers to the question of "what kind of bike?" Also, you will see that the answer that many of us arrive at is that one needs a different bike (or several bikes) for each type of ride. Of course, that can result in overflowing garages, basements, and sheds (remember that clutter is in the eye of the beholder). Another factor that you need to consider is the balance between riding and wrenching that brings you joy. You will also experience a range of that on this forum. Some of us do more wrenching (and painting and polishing) and some of us do more riding. It's all good. Most of all have fun. And keep us posted on your journey.
I like this answer. And further...there was probably some yearning from when you were an adolescent that could drive your choices. For me, it was in college and the birth of ten speeds. It's OK to recapture your youth, but if you're doing serious miles as an adult you'd want the appropriate ride. And be able to get parts enough to keep it going. Don't just be seduced by interesting paint/features and rare antiquity......