I just hang around pretending I know something
I am an admitted shop-aholic. But I don't buy more than I can afford, so it isn't too bad. I think once you get your set up that you are happy with? You buy less and less.Aww man, sorry! Value is quite a subjective thing (and fluctuates over time), so I hate being a Debbie Downer when people are excited about getting a deal! Especially on this forum where people strike me as shopaholics looking for the tiniest excuse to pull the trigger!
Personally, with so many VIs on the market and so many sales, I've entered the Era of Self-Control.