my knee-jerk reaction to this was to say "no, if i dont like them, i dont buy them." and that if you bought the right one, you shouldn't get sick of it. but that isn't always the case. there are alot of factors here - some are embarrassing to admit. i get sick of electrics after a time if/when my ear changes and i get tired of a pickup combination. same thing with amps. i get sick of acoustics when i see something else i want. i will tell myself the old guitar sucks and i should seek out a model thats newer, shinier, nicer smelling etc. little games i play with myself. i guess if i did alot of trade on ebay and was buying stuff unheard, then i could see getting sick of an item or just outright not liking it from the start. really, i think wanderlust is to blame for most of it. i am a confessed gearhead but there's always a voice in the back of my head telling me i don't really need more than one electric, one acoustic and one amp. but then what? i dont like shopping for shoes or clothes. i don't bowl, volunteer at churches, drink, smoke, do drugs, download copious amounts of porn, browse personals, make picture frames with pinecones, wear women's clothing (outdoors), eat spam, watch nascar/pro wrestling/reality tv or work on cars. this is my hobby. so thats that. sure i dont need it, but i want it.
mostly it keeps a bottle out of my hand.
this seemed like such an easy question to answer until i started thinking about it. nice. thanks for getting me thinking, owf.