My big four cost me a ton of money to get to where I am now, $12,784.93 and counting.
The big problem I have is, I'm still not finished getting to where I want to be. Everytime I think I have what should be good to go. Doug, puts something on Gear Swap that I think I need because he had it (I must need it if he had it). Or, Dave C, does a review on a pack that costs $510 and after the review ,I have to have it. Or, Nick says the Mchale's are worth the money and there goes another $1,400.00 (just for 1/4 of my big four [it use to be the big tree, now the big four, I hope they don't come up with the big five; I'll have to sell the house])
Its a never ending cycle, for me. My kids look at my gear room and tell me I'm a hoarder (they told me they were going to call the TV show if I don't stop).
I would hate to have to weigh all my "big four" stuff at the same time; I wouldn't even make it into the LW catagory.
Critter, don't worry about me, keep up the good work and I appreciate your Videos (regardless of what I say)