Yepper Depper wrote:
. . . In my experience, people who make these kinds of purchases are shallow and insecure. I have much more respect for people who have money but choose to purchase things due to their actual value, not a perceived one that merely serves as a status symbol.
In my experience, people that anonymously post on an internet message board to call people "shallow and insecure" because they choose to spend their money in a certain way are themselves shallow and insecure.
I bet you drink craft beer and Starbucks. If you do, good for you.