1) What popular brand(s)/item(s) that a lot of people like that just never appealed to you? Montblanc pens. Day I was hired to be a pen salesman, I had no clue what all the fuss was about. As I progressed along at the job, I learned that Solitaires made from "precious resin" are cheap, thin, plastic pens that break far too easily. Yet folks drool over them and still aspire to own one. 2) What popular edc brand(s)/item(s) you thought you'd never buy, that you ended up buying and actually loving? Just one. My "The Clip" from Little Bonsai. Not too impressed when it came out. Especially since it was marketed as a multi-tool of keychain danglers. Get past that hype, and it actually works great as a dangler and a bottle-opener. I became interested in getting one awhile back, but definitely quite a bit after the clip was discontinued at the end of its very first run I believe. I couldn't get my hands on a Monroe Dangler and I simply refuse to support the guys in China making the lower-priced one and profiting off of someone else's idea. So I started thinking about a good alternative. And "The Clip" fell out of my memory banks. I now have one, and am glad I do. Too bad Little Bonsai gave up on it so quickly. 3) What is that one item you've been wanting to get for a very long time but you just can't seem to pull the trigger? Why? Nothing specific, but several different luxury watch models do come to mind. I'm very picky about what features I want on my watches. None that I've considered for a long time come close to being perfect. The closest one has three things wrong with it as far as I'm concerned. I thought it worked out with one model that was in the lead ... until I learned that it uses a big ugly plastic movement holder. No, I'm not shelling out thousands of dollars for that, along with two other issues that particular model is known to suffer from. With watches, it's not even about the money being the biggest issue. It's other things. Hopefully, I can pull the trigger soon.