Assume for a moment that Bill Gates just realized that he'd been using your patent illegally for the past few decades and that Bill has given you a few billion $$$ to make you go away...
You can now buy any touring bike you'd ever dreamed of - any builder - any material - any geometry. Since you're going to be doing credit card touring only (with a gear wagon behind you with spares and refreshments), what choices do you make?
I'd opt for really relaxed geometry - long wheelbase, long chainstays, lots of fork rake. I'd opt for (possibly) a titanium main frame with carbon fork and stays - maybe even some space-age vibration absorbing materials in there to soak up the jolts! I might get REALLY comfortable and go recumbent (a titanium and carbon recumbent?)!
So what would youse gals & guys choose and (more importantly) why? I ask to see what features are considered "most preferable" by consensus of experienced tourers.