Quote idris y draig:
gear snobbery happens.... sometimes to the best of us... but generally most fervently by the wannabes.
sod em.... make great music that sounds good to you.... that's what it's about really....
...is about the top and bottom of it.
To steal a quote from one of the members of XTC (he was talking about extended guitar solos) "it's quasi-musical willy showing".
My setup is modest but appropriate to my plan, such as it is. I'm personally aware of at least two people who are proud owners of recording systems that easily put mine to shame and have never finished a song, let alone an extended project. For them it's not about the music but fair play to them, I'll buy some kit off them when they get a girlfriend.
Ohm's Law states, "Your PA isn't as powerful as you think it is".