Sometimes I think "L" glass is worth it, sometimes I don't. I love my 16-35 L, but the lens I'm using day in and day out (and the sharpest lens I own) is a Sigma 150 F/2.8 Macro. It's a good focal length for portraits with a full-size sensor.

I have the 50 F/1.4 and the 85 F/1.4, and really can't see spending so much more for a F/1.2 version of each.

::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::