I was wondering whether members of the forum have friends (other than friendships made here) with whom they can share their Hermes passion? I don't, which is why I think I've become rather addicted to this forum- it's my only real opportunity to discuss these things with others who share a similar interest. With most people I know in my everday life (the majority of whom do earn a good living and could, if they wanted, afford Birkins and Kellys etc.) I am almost afraid at how they would look at me if we started discussing what I spend on handbags. (A couple of weeks ago a work colleague- a man- expressed shock at the idea of a $300 handbag and I just kept quiet secretly thinking how he would judge me if he knew what a Birkin cost). I'm not interested in many of the things people spend lots of money on-- fancy electronics, big screen tvs, cars, etc.--and it actually gets me down a bit not to have a local group of gfs with whom I can go out to lunch and talk about handbags and similar luxuries. Anyone else feel this way?