i highly agree with you on this subject. im tired of always upgrading... im probably gonna save up and just buy a neumann u87 off ebay or something. Then cop a Universal Audio M610 mic preamp, and a motu828 mk2, or digi002r... I already have my "industry standard" monitors...why not bust it all out... im just tired of feeling like i gotta go buy something else to make shit better... i want a sound that i am satisfied with. I'm an engineer as well as a producer, and emcee... so i DO CARE about sound. I'm not just a artist who goes and spits in a booth and moves on. I'm a Audiophile who is in search of esoteric sonic quality. holla.