Figured I'd share with anyone who might benefit from this. I love playing, but I'm also something of a gear whore. However, I long ago got sick of beating up on myself for who I am. So I figured out how to cope with TGP in a way that balances things out a little. When I visit this forum, I always make it a poiint to check out the Emporium and see what's new. But I also make it a point to stop in at Playing and Technique and grab whatever guitar's on the couch so I can try to do something that's outside my current comfort zone. For what it's worth, this strategy has been working pretty damn well.