Note: I hesitated a long time before posting this. I am not playing forum police, this is just my personal observation. No harm intended. I've noticed lately a lot of ladies have been justifying every post they make. "I may carry a $1K bag, but I own my own home/drive a Lexus/send my daughter to piano lessons." There's no way to deny that there's an element of judgment attached to these threads, particularly when someone questions in a thread about Louis Vuitton whether or not the people that own LVs also own their own homes. And in other threads the topic of purses suddenly turns to who drives a luxury car, who can afford what and how how... and inevitably the conclusion is that the poster is a very lucky stay at home mom whose "dear hubby" pays for her handbag habit but not worry her child is also going to private school... nothing wrong with that, I hope to be in the same position someday, but is it necessary to declare that more than once? Frankly, this forum is about handbags. If you want to preach about savings accounts, Roth IRAs, or mortgages, there are forums for that. It seems so catty to give unnecessary advice or to question how people can afford to "shop like celebrities" (rough paraphrase or another post). Sorry, I don't mean to offend anybody. I just can't help but notice this trend, and I would hate to see the forum dissolve into nothing into justifications for why we have the things we have, why we do the things we do, etc.