You people really think about stuff like this? Why? I won't even begin to recount what I have invested in photo gear collected over 30 years. It's sick I'm sure. If I would have invested all of that money in.....something....(frozen orange juice futures?)....I'd be "rich." Then what? Sit around and look at my bank statment? Ooooohhhh, that sounds like a rewarding adventure. Photography helps you live your life. Discover new things, challenges you, makes you think, makes you work - Now, how much is THAT worth?