Anyone there... I have not chatted with Rose and others and I wonder if anyone is still in the game and I hope some of you can share a thought or two. What I want to see if all have purchased new gear and left me alone in the game. If half of you bail out, can we end the game early! Rose will snap on me for sure. I need encouragement to stay on till the end, my friends. I can brag a little about the pain and achievement. I have gone with no new gear for 1.5 months. And I did manage to keep my ebay watchlist to zero to all times. I have visited ebay perhaps no more than few times checking on batteries. Yes, 0 watchlist works for me. And the lens road map work for me as well in planning what I need: http://techtheman.blogspot.com/2008/04/hins-camera-gear.html . But frequent forum discussions on new gear get me look at reviews and reports especially on K20D and new lens as in DA 35 and DA 55-300. My current LBA/CBA thoughts, not in any particular order, are in Nikon D300, Canon 40D, Pentax K20D, DA 35 Macro, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro, and Sigma 10-20mm. And I find the DA 35 mm Macro most interesting to me as it alters my thoughts of limited trio from 21/43/77 to a different course with 21/35/50/70 + 90 from Tamron Macro. Yes, I know, I become more greedy with all the oppression with no new gear in the challenge. And my slight disappointment with noise and VPN in my K10D leads me to study Nikon and Canon gear more closely. I have been trying to convince my work colleague in studying K10D/20D and I end up getting converted in looking more closely into Canon and Nikon offerings in comparison with Pentax. I hope I don't get converted. It is a bit of long winding! Please share a few thoughts of your challenge, your tempted thoughts in the challenge. Did you stay put in the challenge and sleep through the night with no new gear?