If a few years ago I thought that birdwatchers were terrible kit obsessives (see equipment reviews here!), that was only because I hadn't kept up to date with modern angling at that point.
Now I've taken up angling again I realise that birders are rank amateurs - fishing is absolutely riddled with new technology, toys and gadgets and it would be so, so easy to never stop on the acquisition trail.
At the moment I'm resisting talking about the kit use, if only because it might encourage me to get some more. However, I am a bit prone to 'all the gear and no idea', so in the future... well, who knows?