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So many thoughts on this subject... because lots have been there brother it's easy to go "overboard." Sorry to hear about your divorce also. I think it is about balance. What I feel like I can tell you with certainty is if it feels compulsive then it probably is.Thank you Riffa. And thank you everyone for your insights. @BlueLou said it best; if I'm buying an expensive pedal to make me feel better, it will work for a very limited amount of time. Frankly I'm going through a very emotional time with my divorce. And I'm looking for something to make me feel better. And expensive guitar gear won't do it. I've got some Boss pedals, some Dunlop pedals, some JHS pedals, some Digitech pedals, some Zoom pedals and a bunch of pedals from Amazon by Joyo, Caline, Mooer and Donner. And they all give me the sound I need. Maybe one day I'll invest in an expensive pedal that I really find inspirational. I'd love a good Tape Echo pedal someday. But being so emotionally charged, today isn't the best day for that.
I think you should try a Flint, but my suggestion is to do it to add another chapter in your journey if that's where you'd like to venture next, not because some P & W player has one and it looks killer on his airplane cockpit pedalboard the size of Rhode Island.
Glad to share any experience.
Edit: Not trying to sound preachy.