I agree completely. I was only trying to convey (better than my first recording) how the guitar sounds when playing it to my own ears.
There's also a heck of a lot of difference (or there can be) between something that is to stand alone and something that is going to compete with a couple of electric guitars, bass, vocals, keys etc... :-) When everything is carved to fit together in a dense mix (or even relatively dense), I don't expect the guitar to sound anything like it does to my ears while sitting and playing it. That goes for choices made in the recording phase as well, of course.
Thats all part of what makes the mixing process fun to me so far (I've only mixed maybe five or six songs - I'm sure I will have a look of horror on my face when I listen back to those mixes in a year's time - actually, I hope I will! ;-) ).
Appart from that, I'm still learning/developing my ears and my tastes in this process. I'm sure I will have a much bigger perspective of which sounds to go for with just a little bit more experience.