Cool, and thanks to you and other writings like yours I curbed my Gas attack before it started. I still look for great deals on gear in the physical world [and Apug clasifieds!] and find them occasionally. Finds are much more rewarding that way. Occasionally I find something amazing that requires another item to use it and try it out and there is eb** for that. I also find great deals and sell them to pay for film. I do enjoy trying out new (old) equipment to see if it informs my work, but that idea that equipment will make you a better photog is a false argument.
The "your camera doesnt matter" page for Ken Rockwell's site helped keep things in perspective as well.