Or more specifically, your guitar's neck. I've only once had a chance to play a gypsy guitar with a "thick" traditional gypsy neck and it wasn't enough time to form much of an opinion other than "it was different and I kinda liked it."
Now I find myself on the verge of finalizing the specs for my Shelley Park guitar and telling her to go ahead with the "modern" neck (43mm at nut, 55mm at body join). I opted for this only because it's what I'm used to and comes pretty close to the measurements of my Martin HD-35's neck, which I've always felt comfortable with, but is an entirely different beast.
For example, I always used 13 gage strings on the Martin, so 11s feel pretty light to me - should I be considering that when considering a thicker neck or go with what I know?
The there anyone in Colorado with a thick-necked gypsy guitar whom I could visit and check it out?
BTW, I have about average-sized hands and fingers, if that makes a difference. Your opinions and preferences are welcomed and appreciated!!