I know there was a thread about this a while ago, but can't find it.
So, I got hit by a car this weekend, and my bike was wrecked. I'm now in the position of having insurance funds to build a new bike, which is new to me in that I've been bottom-feeding used parts for as long as I've been riding.
My question: what parts are worth upgrading from mid-level to high-end? Cranks? Headset? Bottom bracket? Stem? I'm not looking for flashiness nor wanting to pay out the butt to shave off an ounce or two... looking more for things that will be more durable / better performing / made in the first world. Thoughts?