I'm up to where I can do the basic stuff with a PIC (motor controll, input reading ect) but I currently only own 12f and 16f series chips. Which ones are good for general versitility and ease of use? What special features should I check out? I can find suggestions online but many of them are over a year old or specific to the individuals project. I'll probably order two or three kinds at first, so a mix of a models that are good for general use and the ones with special features that I can try out. I would like to be able to use some of the languages that are made for the 18fs such as swordfish basic and MPLAB C. Cost isn't really a worry since the $5 difference between the top and bottom chips is nothing comapared to the hours I'm going to spend working with it.