This morning I came across (via 43Rumors) an article which piqued my interest regarding the relationships photographers have with their equipment or more specifically the system(s) with which they shoot. The article was written by J. Shin who a few months ago switched from Leica to Micro Four Thirds. In the article Ms. Shin describes nine categories of relationships. While I urge you to read the full article to get all of the nuances, her categories are as follows: Monogamy - One system, possibly just one body, with few lenses and accessories. Serial monogamy - One system after another. Massive purchases and massive purges of equipment. Polyamory (open monogamy) - One primary system with a wide ranges of lenses and accessories, with a variety of other, smaller systems. Gets bored just using one body/system, but is largely committed to the primary system. Polygamy - Several primary systems, each system dedicated to a specific purpose, such as "work", "snaps", "art", "travel", etc. Philandering - Generally, no commitment to any one system, or may have a "primary" relationship that is somewhat tumultuous. Friends with Benefits - Tends to buy many systems, a few lenses and accessories for each system. Not particularly committed or obsessed with one or the other. Pageant judging - Reads a lot of reviews, rumors, and specifications. Thinks a lot about the virtues and shortcomings of each equipment, and is quite knowledgeable, but does not necessarily buy them. Pornography - Like beauty pageant judging, but with a lot more intense love-hate, slobbering-anger, and obsession. Punditry - Does not say much about one's own loves, but is very opinionated about other people's relationships. Not very open or consistent about what one wants. Now it's time for your honest self-assessment. Which category best describes your photographic relationship? I've purposely not included a "None of the above" or "2 or more of the above" choice to the poll because that would be a cop out and I want to force people to do a little bit of introspection.