Do wives count? Mine is very supportive and frequently carries my tripod (along with her Kindle ). Her encouragement exceeds my LF skills as I learn to use my 4x5.
Wives do count, (one diamond, two diamonds, three diamonds, "door") after buying all this camera equipment I have to remember the door is there if I do not come up with some compressed carbon every once and a while!
Actually I am up for the husband of the year award with my wife. I purchased her a Leica 10x32 binoculars for her bird watching. Paid more for them that most of the cars I have purchased over the years as a growing young man. So she really was happy, until I faied to empty the cat box properly. And so it goes, Leica binos can be swept aside by a cat turd.