I live in the opposite world from you guys. Last time I let my wife go tackle shopping with me, she watched me drooling over the G.Loomis NRX rods. Next thing I knew she whipped out her debit card and bought $1500 of Loomis goodness.She then asked me if I wanted some Metaniums to go on them. I kindly declined. Honestly, I just can't take her anywhere window shopping. If she sees that I like something she'll move the earth to get it for me.