I have a day job. I am 40. I have been playing music for 30 years. I don't have great stuff (I have more guitar stuff than bass) but I have played enough to deserve what I have. Most teenagers have more money tied up in CD's, MP3 players, video games and running shoes that a guy that has a nice guitar/bass and amp set up. And what about the guys who like to have rifles, are they "rich" too. Not most, they just watch where they spend thier money. Have some patience and you too will have nice stuff. It doesn't have to happen today.