Just Because: Unleash Your Inner Gearhead
Lately, I've been trying to make a bit more of an effort to do this and it's paying off for me. What I mean is, I don't look at gear the same way I used to. I've begun seeing it more as an experiment and less as a point of reason. Simply put- I've discovered that I enjoy collecting gear- period.
So what's the point? The point is that you should unleash the gearhead within. Allowing yourself to amass ridiculous piles of gear and not use it live is ok. I personally have a passion for gear (pedals especially if we're getting specific) and unleashing my inner gearhead is proving to be lots of fun. I'm no longer worried about the uses I have for something and rather what it does and if it might be a "keeper". I realize going in that something I'm buying now may later become something I'm selling in order to buy something else. At the end of the day though, at least I can say I've spent some quality time with it and I know what it does.
Be a little less cautious and buy more gear.