Not really a Q, but: I've put down 3000 EUR in a camera and a lens. I put more money in speedlights and triggers. Umbrellas. Stands. Damn 3/8" studs. I read your and Hobby's X100s reviews. I want that camera. I look at used X100 cameras. I want a new lens for 300 EUR. I want a new workstation and monitor. All this want is not getting me better photographs. Which is why I put down 500 EUR + expenses for an 18-month photography school I can do while working. And stopped looking at the X100.
Good for you! Most people would just keep buying gear. Kudos to you for buying some education. I love your quote of…
"All this want is not getting me better photographs."
Best of luck!