Sure. Music is about manipulating sound afterall. But if you're spending more time thinking about gear and tinkering with gear than listening to music and playing music, there is a problem. Even if your gear flat sucks, but you are still inspired enough by the music to keep playing, your playing and music are going to improve far more than spending time and potential energy on gear. In other words, count on yourself and your creative thinking more than the bought gear to manipulate the sound. What would be a personal healthy balance for listening to and making music with thinking about and tinkering with gear? 90/10, 70/30? How much available time is currently being spent immersed in music?Counterpoint is if you find a sound or pedal that inspires you you will inevitably play more. I’ve had experiences like that with pedals that have taken me in a direction I never would have otherwise.