So I can't help but notice that about three out of every four talkbass classified ads selling high end basses start with some variation of "so I picked this $4500 bass up 2 weeks ago, and now...". Which makes me wonder. For you guys who constantly flip basses (often at a loss), what is the attraction? Are you in a never-ending search for "The One", or do you just enjoy the wheel and deal? I will say this out of pure envy, and with no intention of player hating: I am seriously jealous of the many guys out there who apparently have no problem tying up close to $10k in assets on a rotating boutique bass collection, half of which are "never played" (if the classified ads are to be believed). That's an expensive collecting hobby, and your wives must be angels!