Honestly, that's my approach in all my hobbies. I typically spend "just enough that I won't feel the need\/want to upgrade for several years".\n\nFor mountain biking, my next bike will likely be in the $2-3k range, but that won't be for several years yet. Same for telescopes\/astronomy--I want a $2-3k scope, but I'm having a lot of fun with my $400 scope right now too!\n\nFor audio\/HT--I really haven't felt the urge to upgrade or add anything for the last couple of years. I would really like to build those JB Solstice kits for $1k for the pair. And, the day is coming to update my 10 year old TV and AVR......\nIf anything, I really like some of the work I've seen with diy's here. I'm not a wood-worker, but I'm familiar with and have used a lot of the tools. I really think I could do a good job with a known design in a flat pack. I'd try one of those first before even attempting a real build. My only reservations about it are my finishing skills. I know I can built a competent speaker, but I ain't sure how purty I can make it look.