Tad, your post had me and my wife busting up!! She said that your gear collecting pretty much matches mine:). Great post.
Zimmerbuilt Pack, Half-Dome, Perkins Model, 29 ozs. @$200
Z Packs, Hexamid Solo, extended beak, no netting, 6.6 ozs., $260
Z Packs, 20 Sleeping Bag, Long, 19.8 ozs., $420
Exped, Synmat UL, 16ozs., $120
I need a sleeping pad that starts with a 'Z' and I'll have a clean Z sweep!
71.4ozs, 4.46 lbs, $1000, ( I think I paid less on a couple items, just can't remember, so going off current pricing )