Check this out: -I have not been playing for very long. -I have not played many basses in my life. There are some popular brands I have never played. -I don't know anything about amps. -I have very few experience with strings. -I am not in a band, and have never been (but probably soon will be). -I suck. -I am saving money in order to be able to start studying next year. -I have absolutely no need whatsoever for a new bass. YET, I am so close to buying an Ernie Ball MusicMan Stingray 5. When I first consciously heard one in the Flea instructional video I fell in love with the tone. I have, of course, tried them out since then. I have also played the OLPs but they're just not doing it for me. I want to get it in one of these colors: Do you think there is ANY way to justify such a purchase?