Today, I visited a pretty high end store and they sold a lot of fancy things. The thing that got me is that a lot of the ornaments they had on sale are far less functional and rewarding to own than a musical instrument. Granted, they're not interchangeable, but seeing the price tags on those things made me think twice about how expensive high end basses are. For example: Koi Wall Screen: "Handpainted on gold paper, matted in silk brocade and framed in lacquered wood, this wall hanging is signed by the Japanese artist. Mounting hardware included. 71"W x 36"H. Imported." Price? $1900.00! Ok, so it's pretty to look at, but what else does it do? I'd rather hang a used Ken Smith on the wall for that kind of money. It's no less a work of art and it's a lot more rewarding to own. Can you think of other things?