Great thread. I just look at it as a hobby, and hobbies cost money. Each person gets to decide how much they can or want to spend on their hobby. I am also in a part time band and would never look at it as a money making thing. If i did it would take most all of the fun out of it. Same goes for my cars! I can't put a number or price tag on that feeling I get when I mash my foot to the floor and try to keep her going straight!