Regardless of your skill level or pocketbook. Then using what you do have to your fullest. I just saw one of my favorite bands gear and they haven't changed in 25 years, same stuff and their sound is unique. Their gear looks relic'ed from use and it all looked like home for them. Like moms meatloaf or macaroni and cheese. I love gear. But satisfaction is putting together the perfect rig for your sound and sticking with it. I've been redoing my board and my favorite pedals in 2005 are still my favorites today im shedding all the busty full featured latest and greatests and going back to me. Same with amps. Guitars- well I never had a favorite the closest was a telecaster-well my main guitars are tele based LSL and Fano's. Anxiety hyper riddled gear chases seems at the time a lot of fun-it's a cheap thrill, but satisfaction is comforting and lasting. As they say "happiness is a warm gun"