If it reached the level of vice, I would buy something like this:http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products ... kware-set/
or a full set (like a dozen or more) Shun knives.
However, I've got ordinary pots, and have limited myself to just three Shun knives so far, and we need good tools in the kitchen, given how much we cook. So I don't think I've reached vice level yet. A set of a dozen would be vice level.
I did drop a pretty penny on one luthier classical guitar. But I play every day, and a bad guitar makes me cringe. The other guitars are dirt cheap. Won't be buying any more guitars, like, ever. So that's not really an ongoing
We eat well, but don't spend extravagantly on ingredients. We cook with real saffron, real vanilla, and some organic ingredients -- but we also economize a lot.
That's all I can think of. I don't know whether any of the above sound excessive to others.