It's a difficult one regarding budget.
I'll be honest in the past when I've researched a product online I had a tendency to spec myself something way above my needs.
Although I do enjoy researching products and I'd rather do this then say watch tv.
It's all too easy and I suspect a lot of people do this, you read reviews and convince yourself that you can't possibly live without the top of the line product for your modest needs.
Recently I've really tried hard to control myself and limit my budget, I mean I drink one black coffee a day. Instant coffee tastes dire but that doesn't me