Allow me to explain my question. First off, I'm a 24yr-old non-owner here. I would buy one in a heartbeat given the means, and am on countdown mode for that week of my life when I should be there. But here's some things I've been pondering... If you get something like a Ferrari very young, does it spoil some of the fun in life? Is the anticipation dead, or do your desires merely increase to the next model up? Something that had me thinking was actually written about the Diablos - that basically you could have anything and any woman if you had one. For a young man, I could see that seriously messing up your values and concepts of the world. I'm not saying what's right and wrong, but maybe I am afraid it causes young men to put off the real relationships in life: wife and children. If you had a Ferrari before settling down with someone (or basically any other wealth), wouldn't you fear that your significant other had shallower motives for being with you? I guess I would be afraid of that. I'm happy that my wife met me overweight and broke and still loved me, even though I'm working hard to change both of those . And I guess I realize my own potential for being corrupted emotionally in saying if I had many of the luxuries my friends and acquaintences here have so young, I might have turned out to be a really selfish, egomanical jerk (or more of one, depending who you ask ;-). Not that everyone doesn't have their own burdens, weaknesses and trials in life though. Please don't think I'm being preachy. But I'd like to hear some honest responses from the wizened F-chat elders and the younger generation on their thoughts on this. I'm also afraid for my own children, who will not grow up with the same familiarity with relative poverty that I did.