Now I know I'm not having any original thought here and I'm sure it's been discussed before but I just have to start this thread. Is it just me or are some of the associated costs of this hobby getting out of control? Here's my gripe. What the hell is up with the cost of speaker cables and interconnects, stands, remotes, racks, etc... ? I recently moved my Paradigm Studio 20s to the front of my HT to use as mains. They used to be mounted on the wall as rears. The cost of this speaker is only about $550 - $600, but to buy ANY decent Speaker stand cost about $200. I found a nice pair of used Mini Monitors to use as my new rears for about $250 used, but to buy a stand for these guys is going to be another $150 - $200. For that price I could have bought a floor standing speaker... too bad I need a bookshelf. What the heck? Don't get me started on wires and interconnects. Is it just me or does anyone else feel this way?