A few months' ago I was happily yahoo-ing & googling the Internet, trying to find a bit more about Balenciaga's City bag, & lo and behold, what happens? I stumbled into..... The Purse Forum. After I registered with tpf & started prowling/reading up on the threads, practically overnight, I became obsessed! It was Balenciaga this, City that, Part-Time this, Regular Hardware/Giant Hardware that! I obsessed day and night, thinking I would just die if I didn't get the bag (note: I still haven't gotten the bag). Within the timespan of a few months, I almost think I've become a major handbag, shoes & accessories brand whore! Now the bags I look at are Miu Miu, Prada, still Balenciaga, but through this forum, handbags that I didn't used to like are now growing on me! This is terrible!!! My wallet & bank account are not being accustomed to feeling this way, & neither am I! At the beginning of this year, the most expensive handbag I had was Coach's Signature Hobo.. within 11 months it's Miu Miu's Plisse Satchel (thankfully a sale purchase)! OMG! Let me do a stock take.. within this entire year I bought: 2 Coach handbags 2 Prada handbags (1 from the factory outlet in Florence, another during the summer sale in Milan) 1 Balenciaga Coin Purse 1 Miu Miu Clutch 1 Miu Miu handbag 1 BV cell phone strap. (that's not including the shoes.. don't get me started) OMG You girls are such enablers! To think that before this I used to walk around with my wallet, keys and cellphone in hand just 12 months' back! The worst part of it all is that I still want to buy more... and more... and more!!!! *sigh* I better start holding back now or I'll never have enough money to get married, buy a house/car or have kids! Did any of you experience this when you discovered tpf?!?