This is a topic that hasn't really been discussed and one that I'm interested in. What this isn't about is whether one should or should not own high end bass gear so please don't let it degenerate into that. For those of you that purchase high end gear and/or patronize high end specialty shops and luthiers, has the poor state of the economy affected your buying decisions? Also, has the economy affected high end bass stores in general? I'm not looking at any specific maker or store, it's more of a general question as to whether business is suffering due to the economy. So many people I talk to are in a "make do" mode right now. So please share your insights and personal experiences. Again, no need to mention specific stores or makers.