Back when I was in a band and really into guitars I was a regular on an online guitar forum. Since you can’t jam on a vBulletin forum, people did the next best thing and posted photos. Photos of their very expensive Les Pauls, old amplifiers, new foot pedals. That’s the time I learned that GAS stands for Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Not long after that I became convinced that surely – hey!
Nice. Thanks for the new thought!
Also reminded me of my experience with an artist friend who once told me he'd bought the new Sony XYZ camera and, a few weeks later, sent me an amazing set of pics of a hike he was at. I was all like, "wooow, I need that camera 😮😮"
Lucky that I shared this thought with him a few days later because his response was, "Yeah, well, the new cam was quite heavy to take for a hike, so I took my 5yo point-and-shoot Canon instead". Apparently, the difference was our art skills.
Different learning, but slightly related, so wanted to share :)
Good wisdom with a mnemotechnic, thanks for sharing! Another point not in favor of the theorical best solution and/or discussion: you can't make pickups by playing guitar, but you can build your perfect tool by programming.