If you main goal is to procure some kind of status symbol or have people call you Dr., I’d angle for an honorary doctorate somewhere (obviously, I’m not suggesting people with honorary degrees have angled for one). Sure, I’ll be proud to have finished my work, but I find it distasteful when people insist on being called Dr. (often without an academic degree) or when they put PhD after every byline. Enough already.
If your main goal is to be a full-time academic, be realistic about your chances. We need full-time academics. It’s a noble and wonderful calling. The job market, however, is terrible. There are far more doctorates being awarded than there are jobs out there that actually require a doctorate.