I have also an spreadsheet of my music-related expenses… but that total 5 figure amount over the last 4 years is too embarrassing to show 😬
It has included big boys, as the Genos (new), two Montage 6 (black and white, so they are technically different 😅), the VPC1 (used), the Yamaha U3H (used), several MIDI controllers (Arturia and NI 61keyers among them, new), plenty of VSTs, NI Komplete 13 CE, a plethora of digital synths and accessories, four pairs of monitors (being the Adam A7X, used, the best ones) and lots of accessories, cables, interfaces, some computer accessories as SSDs, RAM and such.
My GAS affliction was mostly from 2018 to 2020. Now I just spend money on needed things, as the K&M Spider Pro keyboard support and the Behringer monitor I have ordered recently for my band upcoming gigs.
Q: Am I rich and this is peanuts for me?. A: No!!!. I am self-employed, work 9-12 hours a day at home and all the hobby money is not needed for the family economy.
Q: Am I ashamed of having spent so much?. A: No!!!. I have spent less than a new medium car costs, and I am enjoying it quite more. And buying lots of items used or on offer has saved me lots of cash.
Q: Will I recover some of the expense in short time?. A: Probably, if I find that I need something else expensive, I will sell some synths and other items from my collection.
PS: to my wife, if she ever finds this, I love you 😘