Yeah, she's awesome like that. She doesn't know a whole lot of the cottage guys except Tarptent, KookaBay, and MLD, but she understands a decent amount about gear, materials, and techniques. So basically we can discuss gear without the conversation being too one-sided. She works more than I do so she can't spend the time I do learning the fine points of it all, but she knows what she wants!
Often she'll express what she would want out of a particular item and I'll do the research. I'll come back and lay out the options and we make an informed decision. It works nicely because if she has an idea or question that I don't know much about, it gives me an excuse to pour over BPL and gear sites!