Hmmm. I buy stuff and I force myself to use it. At least expensive stuff. I finally had it with my old Yamaha acoustic (there was some slight neck issues) so I bought a Martin and I play it every week in church. I also just bought myself a LP Studio and made a point of going to a new open mic to use/show it off. Oh yeah and the $75 LP Jr I bought for slide and never play...so I need to fix that. My goals are all performance related now. Learn all the dam words to something so I don't have to cheat off my paper. Play a new open mic or jam. Maybe join a new band to replace the one I quit or set up a new jam at my house to work on different material. Maybe audition for a band I consider "above my pay grade". Reading some of the above, I'm very fortunate, I have (oddly) enough time to really work on stuff I want to (despite family and work obligations). I slack when it comes to learning note-for-not solos and such, because I focus my energies on learning enough of something in order to perform it. I guess a good goal would be to play out at places not having a beer first. But why?? I'm more happy playing my gear than tinkering with it or adding to it, but I will say I've averaged about a guitar a year for the past several. It's becoming a storage problem.