I'm the old guy... (of course). A younger friend of mine is deeply afflicted by GAS. I think he's bought 6-7 guitars, plus amplifiers, multi FX, pedals, modeler, microphones, monitors, etc. in the last 12 months. I've tried to explain that while collecting guitars is fun, what you end up with is a bunch of guitars that you don't play very often. Most of his guitars are in the below $1000 price range. Plus he's had basic guitars upgraded at a high cost. I've gently suggested that a small number of really fine guitars purchased used, would be better than a whole room full of ordinary ones. And that if he owned a Suhr, PRS, or Anderson, the budget stuff would reveal itself as the marginal gear it really is. I've pointed out several used PRS guitars at $700- $900 that would have been a huge step up in quality, but he hasn't bitten on any of them. If someone had given me this same advise when I was his age, I don't know that I would have listened either. GAS is something you just have to go through.