As I fished today trying to catch supper, I thought about this. I actually read it on the lake. Some idiot has a VERY powerful unprotected wireless system and my tiny net book will not ignore it. As a test, pulled up Carver. My password is 'helpme".
I use the netbook as my music server on the boat, and now am back on the deck.
Reading this post was fun. I love the excitement of ebay, and when I can live it with another and it costs me nothing -
Wayne let me down here as he got too excited and the flow got him off his signature remark.
I too (like every damn one of you) want to upgrade no matter how much or how little crap I have. We all know no new "whatever" is going to justify spending a bundle on a new "whatever". (except my new $10K interconnects)
A new $2000 dollar "whatever" might be better, but will it actually be $2000 better than the quality of your present system when you play your new Jazz/Rock/artsyfartsy CD/SCDA ? Do you ever just play FleetwoodMac or The Supremes when no one is watching?
Everyone on this site has a decent system. In the future, lets all put every upgrade to this test:
Put on a "chick" tune to be fair. Call the wife in to listen. Play the tune.
Plug in the new $2000 "whatever". Play the tune again for the wife.
Let her decide if there was a $2000 improvement.
If that fails, go in search of a new family who understands you, jump off a bridge, or just be sneaky about it all.. If she could not hear the difference in before and after with the new 2k "whatever" - it is not actually there - In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!
Wayne says that because we listen with our ears and our stupid ---->
Wives don't understand that as long as we can tinker - we MUST
Even though it might be less - still lust for that elusive 600X2 no matter what it actually sounds like.