Like we as a group of guys went to a Monteith place for dinner on a Monday 2 for 1 special. To me it was your usual but nothing to scream about. I'm quite happy to eat at home, I don't need the social intereaction. Anyway the 2 for 1 was that they group the table up and give you the cheapest meals for free. So if 2 had steak and 2 had salads you don't pay for 1 steak and 1 salad but you pay for 2 steaks and get the 2 cheaper salads for free. But I guess in theory one could turn that around and have 2 people pay for the steakd together and get 1 free and the 2 pay for the salads together ... :D Also the wines, a glass basically covers the cost of the bottle for the proprietor. So I guess they are fully licnesed so you cannot BYO. I get into this thought process and think of it in terms of the store's supply chain. Everyone has to eat the food was alright, nothing to stream out about I guess some enjoy the social attributes.
And being a geek we see the latest stuff coming out, I enjoy them as a spectator and how I can try them out at the store but I seldom buy when I consider what I use basically is just web use, email, IM apps, GPS also if one has too many devices it can be harder to manage and each item gets less usage and the depreciation gets evern greater. The usability might be better but at the end of the day it gets the same basic job done. Like after 10yrs I bought a new dSLR last year it's only been used sparingly, I am still using my old dSLR for most regular things. Heck I still shoot film b/c it is more thoughtful and slower for the careful few shots I have in mind. Still achieves the same.
Granted that may change out of my control, am single. When I travel I just need a tidy B&B room or a modest hotel to sleep, but I do feel it's silly when the main strip is just full of tourist and local ripoff places and I am amongst it all.