Since I joined TB I have learned about several makers that I did not know about before like Hanewinckel, Skjold, AtelierZ, Beneventen, Elrick and others. I also learned alot more about Lakland. Oddly enough, my GAS is starting to calm down. I love looking at the basses and reading about them, but I think I could be very happy without sinking $3,000+ on a dream bass. The more I look at what I actually do with my basses and how often I play out, the more content I am with what I own, a Lakland 55-01 and a Stingray 5. I could see me with one or two more in the future after I achieve some other goals, but even then, I would be hard pressed to spend more than $1,500-1,800 on a single instrument. That is even more the case now that I know so much more about used instrument sales. On the opposite end of things, I would be very happy with a $200-500 bass if it was the right bass and fit my needs. As always, I'm not out to put down those who feel differently. I'm just sharing my thoughts.