Well said guys! I've vowed to stop upgrading unless something is spoilt. The equipment craze is exactly like in photography except everything's a lot more expensive!!!Originally posted by alloy
Actually it really boils down to the mentality of individual hobbyist. If he/she is the type thats easily contented, then like u said, pocket jus a little hole can liao. But those who are very into it and wants the best and reaches for the optimum, then sad to say, its really a bottomless pit. Theres jus too many components to change, mix and match, and upgrade.
Its exactly the same with photography. Some are contented with a rather basic camera setup that will serve their needs, whereas some will nitpick about everything and upgrade all the while for the latest and greatest. But like i always say, its their money, if they are happy, why not ? If i got all those spare cash i would too spend it on things that i really fancy.
After all, the question is whether you are a 'music lover' or an 'equipment collector'. IMHO, no point having super fancy equipment just to play your one and only chesky "test cd".