I am there for me and me only and to do what I love best....and I will be glad to have the wifey with me.
I admit that now that I can afford to enjoy this hobby and all the related gear that comes with it reasonably well, it is easy to be blase about it. I have to remind myself that this stuff don't come cheap and that I have to limit myself. There will always be people out there more experienced, will take better pictures and have better gear than me. The trick is not having to feel like you have to keep up. I do this for me and me alone. I don't make a living out of it and if people enjoy what I take then it's a plus.