Good gear why?
Because good gear helps me take photos quicker, or take better photos.
Not in your league, but I've put food on the table with a small photo business in the past. I don't need storage bags, I need shooter bags. There are none finer than Domke!
I've strayed. I bought a Think Tank Retro 10 recently and took it to Cape Cod on a vacation trip. I should have taken my F-3X Ruggedwear, or my F-2. I would have had more fun, and taken more photos! I traded another photographer to try a different bag. It's heavier, and more awkward than my Domkes.
Thanks! From the heart.