It doesn't make sense for me to spend time/money going for golden ear territory, or for me to spend energy worrying about it. I just savor the moments on the couch with my loved ones.
One of these days, I'll give up, too.
I realize how ridiculously out of whack my priorities are. So far, though, I've only spent an outrageous percentage of my income on the gear and the media. I'm on the verge of spending on the room, but I'm going into it knowing there's a lot of compromises I'm going to have to make. I will fall short of my dream, but I'm still looking forward to hearing it all in a room that at least has a little more going for it.