I owned a pair of Klipsch Hereseys for 18 years and was happy. One day, when it seemed Ebay was only selling Beenie Babies, just for the hell of it I searched for Klipsch, and to my amazement I saw 3 pair of Hereseys listed. I never had an avenue to buy/sell audio equipment like this before. Later I happened to find a site named Audiogon, I've been hooked ever since. Similar to Rar1's comments above, I can now talk to people all over the country about a common interest. I'm now on my fourth pair of speakers in 3 years. Additionally, throughout the winter months, I build custom furniture as a hobby. This winter, I have turned on my table saw only twice. I'm finding many hours of relaxation in front of my 2 channel system and on the Web talking to people about equipment and searching for new music. I'm sure the shop will once again be filled with saw dust, but the web has brought me to a whole new world of what I thought was limited to Best Buy and home theater. Too much hype, I don't know, I think Clueless above is on to something accurate, human nature plays into this thing as well. For me the Web is the root of what has brought me back.