We get philosophical about our life-long hobbies, don't we ?
I was longtime into high-end audio, chasing that obsession in many directions / evolutions.
I got out of it for 6-7 years, but recently amassed a superb sounding (IMO) , yet simple, stereo system
My use of the word "simple" is relative to how complex it used to be
I will say that with respect to sound quality/reproduction -> " if you can't hear a difference, then there is no difference"
I cap out at appreciating a bottle of wine at may $40-$50 max.
I've had glasses of much more expensive stuff, but it gets lost on me, can't appreciate it, it's wasted on me.
The wife and I usually just stick to $15-$20 bottles 99% of the time
Same with cigars. Above a $10-15 cigar, the quality is lost on me.
Same with scotch, bourbon, cognac, cheese, etc.
For some reason years ago, I was drawn to Kastle, and jumped on that bandwagon.
I am only a hack skier, but the brand has its "ski-feel" across model lines, sizes, generations of skis, etc
You might only appreciate what you had, only when you get off the bandwagon.
And per my audio statement above: if you can't feel a difference with a ski, then there is no difference, move on and be happy.
I learned in audio, don't try to convince people that your way ( to YOUR best sound ) is the best, or only, or right way. Do what you do, share your experiences, let others dip their toes into your pool if they want to, or not. There are many ways to hobby-happiness.
I could go on-and-on about golf, but I've rambled enough