Thanks for the love guys. I am not going anywhere. My internet only has four or five other websites on it, and they are all about tits.
Back on topic, I am going to go out on a limb and assume that OP is a beginner. With that in mind, I think it is instructive that an advanced brute like Th3pwnisher squats above parallel. That said, OP is most likely not advanced, and I believe he would be well-served to focus on learning how to squat with a full range of motion and doing so with no unexpected pain.
Following that basic principle and methodically adding weight to the bar has gotten this lifter to a 495 raw beltless squat this past Monday without ever missing a squat rep on the way. A poster named punnyguy once made a comment to me about "owning the weight", and that idea really resonated with me on the squat.
To me, owning the weight means squatting as deep as I can, which is probably slightly below parallel, while maintaining passable form that does not put me at any unreasonably elevated risk of gross injury. It means racking the bar when things don't feel right. It means squatting with confidence and adopting a spirit of continuous improvement, which may one day lead me to squatting above parallel to reach my goal.
With less than two years under the bar, full squats are still getting the job done for me. OP, I would suggest a process of trial and error to arrive at what works best for you.