said by swintec:
Me personally, I would drive an adequate car with no monthly car payment or not smoke and go out to bars every weekend and put the money towards something like this instead.
Umm, the point was some of us wouldn't have the disposable income to afford this regardless of how much we cut back. Personally, we couldn't find $320/mo out of our budget no matter how tightly we squeezed. That's double the contribution we make to our savings each month, and that's certainly more important than having the biggest internet connection on the block!
I do pay more for an internet connection than I otherwise could, $70/mo for a business class DSL line when I could get a $40/mo residential connection, so I'm not entirely unfamiliar with the concept of prioritizing technology ahead of other needs. I'm just somewhat envious of people with $320/mo to sink into such things.