One of those things I feel like I need is a new desk. It has gotten to the point that I am considering building my own desk, which will no doubt look very rough and unadorned, and might also be exactly what I want/need, and will almost certainly be cheaper than buying a very large, very complex desk. I simply don't have enough room. I've got to find room for the six surround speakers, two monitors, in-boxes, organizer, guitar/computer interfaces, plus a large enough stretch of extra space that I can spread out books and other things onto. I don't have $500-1000 to spend on the workstation of my dreams, but I might be able to buy raw lumber and build a useful-but-ugly extension onto this desk for $150 or less.
By the same token, I am being seduced by the dream of buying a few hundred feet of audio cables and dozens of connectors, so that when I move into my new place I can wire things to the exact length I need them, bolt things down to the custom-built cabinetry, and have a "perfect" layout. Currently, I have a bunch of 20" cables. I don't need the length, but I don't have hundreds of dollars to replace them, so I am stuck with 200' of instrument cable in a 168 square foot room. When you add it to the computer connections, you wind up with a giant bird's nest of cables. It is a constant bother.
That's the sort of thing I cope with. It is actually sort of nice, because I have gone beyond most of my general "gimme gimme gimme" acquisitional desperation. As an example, I still look at pretty new guitars and fancy amplifiers and such, but I don't feel like it is worth it to get into hock to get ahold of it. At least, not as much as I used to. I still want to make ridiculous purchases for emotional reasons. On the other hand, there's a sense of reason involved now, where I only want new things for the sake of improving the use of the things I already have. I want to buy some things because they will make everything else run more efficiently. I want to buy organizational things, like a new filing cabinet. I feel like I could use a scanner, because the volume of paperwork we're dealing with is overwhelming. On the far end of reason, I want a wireless network connector for my Blu-ray player so that I can access online content for my movies. Maybe someday. Maybe for Xmas.
Anyhoo. I'm not going to spend a ton of money on anything. I can imagine buying a big piece of wood and sticking legs and shelves on it, and making it my new desk. I can even imagine someday buying new cables for all of my crap. It is all "someday" stuff... and it is all stuff that I can live without. Maybe that is the best part, that I am not consumed with the need for "stuff" as much as I have been.