I'll use my Hotel Room analogy...
Recently stayed at a beautiful hotel down in D.C. As nice as the room was, I
still had complaints - the pillows were so fluffy as to be unusable; the
shower head was one of those prickly rain types. Yes, the room was clean and
sparse, but I couldn't wait to get home to my messy house, with pillows that
had my own head indent in them, and a shower head that didn't hurt.
I'm sure that driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini at 45mph on a Florida highway
is a hoot, but I'm a creature of habit and comfort. I'm just not interested
in driving a rental far above my means. Part of me prefers the uniquely-mine
familiarity with TFrog, and the other part of me is afraid that a Ferrari
would completely destroy my relationship with my own car.
Yes, TFrog and I have an open marriage, of sorts. TFrog lets me drive CFrog
once in a while, but only because it knows that I'll always "come home to"
TFrog. If I stepped out with a dream car, TFrog would never forgive me.
Cars sure can be jealous. I once picked up a Ferrari sweatshirt on a
trip. When I got home, the first time I got in my Mustang wearing that
Ferrari sweatshirt, I didn't get two blocks from home before my Mustang
dropped its muffler onto the street.
I agree. And good medium priced hotels suffer the same problems.
Although mainly because they're owned by the pricey ones. There's a
car based analogy there, but I don't have the time.
If I'm going to drive a Ferrari or Lambo, I want to stretch it out.
I once owned a 308GT4. I miss that car, but not the "fun" of synching
the carbs, since I had no ambition of paying the Ferrari dealer what
they wanted to do any work on it. But I did manage to sell it for
about 25% over what I paid for it. 18 months earlier.
Daily driver is a '08 Fit. Fun car to drive and practical, too.
Particularly if I start raising Lamas :-)
There's a joke comparing planes to women. Planes don't care if you've
been in another plane. Planes don't care if you look at magazines
about hot looking planes.
But, when they start making noise you know you're getting into
trouble. When they stop making noise you KNOW you're in trouble.