All of the above is great information and advice, IMO. The Zwift Insider reference articles are by far the best source of useful information about bikes and wheels in this ‘game’, and to which I return constantly. Eric Schlange does great work there for all of us avid zwifters trying to eke the most out of our experience.
Apologies in advance for the long post, but here’s my personal perspective, for what it’s worth.
I started using Zwift in April 2019 – still a newbie compared to many here – but having reached level 44 and acquired a lot of virtual bikes and wheels, I have to admit that it’s best to not overthink any of this. (Which doesn’t come naturally to me, I assure you.)
In the time I’ve been on the platform, a large number of bikes and wheels have been added, quite regularly, to what was then the recently launched Drop Shop (Feb 2019). Not infrequently, these additions have superseded previous ‘greatest ever’ or ‘must buy’ frames or wheels, for which I’d saved up. Some of these new-and-better items have also been unlockable at lower levels than the previous holy grail items, which is a bit disconcerting if you’ve already bought the previous must-have.
But we accumulate drops very quickly and can soon afford more stuff. (And it’s not as if we can earn interest on them by saving them up!)
The thing is, when you get down to it, the difference in performance between what is already available to you now and the absolute best-in-category is really very small. Unless you’re trying to shave a few seconds off PBs or win highly competitive races, it doesn’t matter.
Looking back, I have enjoyed far more the act of working towards acquiring a bike (especially the Tron, like you are now) or wheels – having that carrot dangling in front of me – than actually having and using them. Half of the things in my virtual garage have never even been taken for a spin!
I now find it a little sad that there are hardly any shiny new things left for me to look forward to getting. In that respect, I reckon that @Chris_Holton has the healthiest attitude: it’s the riding that counts.
But more power to you in getting your Tron in the meantime, Adam!