The Hobbyist's Dilemma

The Online Photographer on the trappings of a hobby (via Marco Dughera):

All hobbies and interests are beset with “received” models of how to go about participating in them: If you’re into boats, say, then the conventional wisdom says you must own a boat; and if you own a boat, the bigger it is the better; etc. But is the conventional wisdom really right for you?