We are all over the map. I have 23 or more of 100+ year old Buck that are great. My wife has a rather large mix of vintage Swan, new Sorby, Crown and Crown powder coated, P&N and a couple other brands which escape me. My oldest has a set of the Pinnacle sold by Woodcraft which other than needing sharpening a bit more than the Sorby, are just fine and he does nice work.
My feeling is Jim's list is good. Get a small basic set and then purchase individuals based upon what you need to accomplish.
Take care, Mike
Wenzloff & Sons Sawmakers