I make decent money, but I'm definitely not rich. And it's much harder to "justify" buying knives now than it was before I got married (knife collecting was a hobby for many years). I EDC a Strider SnG that my wife got me for Christmas (with no prompting I might add, beyond showing her a URL months earlier and saying, "isn't this pretty?" -- I was very surprised ). I carried it every day for about six months after Christmas. Then the desire for variety got to me, and I started switching off EDC between the SnG, a large Sebenza Classic, and a Benchmade 730CFHS (the latter two being prize pieces from my collecting days). The only knife I'm jonesing for these days is a Hinderer XM-18... hmm, maybe if I sold off the Krait... I won't buy a knife that I'm not willing to carry, and I won't carry a knife that I'm not willing to use, so the Strider gets used just like the rest.