Odee
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I too started with the Stanley #5, which served as my scrub plane, my jointer and my shooting plane for the first year.  I then found the Stanley #6 at a flea market which I used for jointing as well as shooting (because of the higher mass) and a block plane.

I now have a LN 62 which I love and reach for in most instances, but found that if I’m working with some squirrelly grain I would need something with a higher angle frog to avoid tearout. This is especially true unless you want to take very thin shavings and lots of passes with the low angle tools.

I would suggest a shoulder plane next.  This will enable making tighter tenons.   After that, you will have developed enough experience to know what to get next.

Good luck!