First off, I have enjoyed music all my life...from listening to LPs on my first stereo, to cruising in cars with friends listening to to 8 tracks (showing my age), to first concerts, etc. There is something special about good music that allows us to forget life's daily grind and just get lost in the music. Listening the Dave Matthews right now and it sounds pretty freakin good!
All that aside, what makes us want to constantly pursue changes to our gear? Even when I am happy, I always question can it sound better, different, etc. Is it something about a connection to our past, boredom, human nature, etc.
Do you ever question what drives your audio decisions or do you just go with the flow? All I can say is I am very gratefully that I have an understanding wife that does not question my need to upgrade!!!!