I've spent a lot of time lately on various forums talking about gear and buying and selling gear. Pursuing what? I don't really know. I think I know whats wrong. I've lost a focus (not lost focus, but lost A focus). I've fallen back into the habit of trying to have gear for "any" occasion -- which for me means kids sports, kids portraits, travel, landscape, "art" shots (for myself), kid and school events (making pics available to other parents), etc etc. So I wonder about zooms and wide angle, speedy cameras, and fast focusing cameras, low light and good base ISO, flash and fast lenses with good bokeh, etc. Trying to do everything leads to doing nothing, at least not well. And, I end up collecting $thousands in gear, that I then feel nervous about it because of gear depreciation, and generally not using what I spent all that money on. Then gear buying/selling becomes the hobby and not photography. I need to stop trying to take pictures for others (I'm not a pro), be there for my kids, and maybe focus on just one project to better focus my creative drive. For instance, I'm considering taking pics of public restroom soap dispensers (don't ask me why). Then, if I have only a few uses, the gear will dictate itself, I can slim down on gear, and stop feeling bad about having too much of it rotting on my shelves. Wondering if that kind of "focus on everything and therefore focus on nothing" hits others? P.s. if this kind of discussion annoys you, please feel free to take a pass on commenting.