Not even close. I have not read any comments in this thread. Most expensive hobby: TRY MARRIAGE.
Driver: TaylorMade M3 440 9* with Mitsubishi Tensei White
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M4 3W with Fujikura Atmos Red
Irons: TaylorMade M4 Irons 4-PW with KBS Tours
Wedges: Cleveland CBX 50*, Cleveland RTX 2.0 54*, Cleveland RTX-3 CB 60*
Putter: TaylorMade Tour Spider Red 35"
Ball: Cut Blue or Srixon Z-Star
There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.
Yes with guitars being a close 2nd. I've kind of chilled out with buying so much guitar gear over the last few years.
Certainly is now that I got rid of my saltwater fish tanks (AKA money pits). There is such a huge start up cost that you get addicted to keep buying more and more. I ended up with a 150 gallon fish tank then a separate 120 gallon (high) coral tank. I wasn't even making that much money back then so it was probably my worst discretionary cost I have ever done. It is like a boat on a smaller scale probably with maintenance and upkeep.
I have never really wanted to know the costs, but let me try and estimate to further emphasize how dumb owning saltwater fish tanks are.
120-gallon reef-ready system:
Full tank / stand / tall canopy - $1200
A four foot tank would need two metal halide bulbs and I would supplement with two 4' VHO bulbs.
Reflectors (Lumenbrights) - $129 x 2
Metal Halide bulbs - $75 x 2
4' VHO bulbs - $25 x 2
Icecap 660 ballast (VHO or T5) - $129
Icecap e-ballasts (MH) - $135 x 2
Timers - $15 x 3
Sump & Equipment:
Sump / refugium -$325
Reef Dynamics Protein skimmer - $400
Heater (3w per gallon) 175 watts - $40 x 2
External Sequence Dart return pump (dialed back) - $225 -or- Internal Maxijet Utility Pump - $160
Icecap 120mm fans $45 x 2
Sand 200 lbs - $140
Live rock 120 lbs at $8/lb - $600 - $960
EcoSmart MP40w Vortech pumps - $450 x 2
100gpd RO/DI - $175
Red Sea Pro Reef salt - $60 per bucket
Test kits - $120
Thermometer - $5
Refractometer - $55
Adding up the above items totals $5277
$500 in miscellaneous - plumbing, electrical, etc
$500 for a controller, like Neptune System's APEX or Digital Aquatics Reefkeeper Elite Net.
So about $6200 and that is before any corals/fish! Probably spent another 1k initially on corals/fish for the 120 only. So counting taxes for everything around $7500. The 150 was probably marginallly more so about 10k.
Nothing compared to guys buying boats and cars, but still expensive. I did sit and stare at them for hours and hours.