I'm lucky that I've had time, money and space to let my brewing addiction take over my garage and my life , and very lucky that my wife is a dedicated enabler.
I'm with ya Corky. Life's been good to me, so I have a top tier system. But, not good enough to buy those boilermaker pots John sells. I use sankey kegs. I'm a bit of a gadget geek, so I do try new things from time to time. I used to have a flat system with pumps, I did like the RIMS though. But too many hoses and such to clean. I just got Blichmann's plate chiller. (or it will be here tomorrow) so I'm looking forward to playing with that. For me, a big part of the fun is the gadgetry. But, I agree with others, it's what ends up in glass, that matters most.