"real caliber" will come soon.. just can't decide if i want it in a handgun or a long gun. and i really dunno about an AK. i REALLY like the idea that they'll still fire after being to hell and back, but i don't like that they do that at the expense of lower tolerances..
You can buy dragunov type wooden stocks for them if you shop around long enough.
Yeah the AK has looser tolerances but you really dont see much effect on accuracy compared to an AR until after 300 yards or so if your AK is built right. The AK was my first semi auto rifle and I love mine.
For 500 bucks you can get an AMD 65 AK which kicks ass through Vector Arms.
Personally, I've never been that much of a fan of shooting AK's. Granted, they're tougher than a jailyard bully, but I've never actually liked shooting them. I just don't like the feel of them. To each his own, though, but I'm still going to state the fact that they're one of the best weapon designs of the modern age. You can't really take that away from them, no matter what your personal tastes are. (I'm a bolt action kind of guy at heart)