well, i doubt he has the most gear. just finished school myself -- all 10 years of it and still making a meager budget. However i have 5 pairs of skis 3 mtn bikes and 1 road bike.
i think his story is the norm.. if i had more cash and more space i'd be in that neighborhood but wouldn't be buying things to make my bike lighter. still running on collegiate road bike -- its light at 17.5lbs and 10 years old to boot.