sometimes you just need to get what you WANT - I've learned that via my other hobby which is guitar - just get what you really want, buy once and be happy.
My Philosophy exactly. When I was younger I did buy an intermediate step up instead of a step up. I eventually upgraded, making it more expensive.
In the last 10 years I just get what I want when I could afford it, instead of going cheaper and then finally getting what I needed/wanted anyway.
Seems logical to go the cheaper and direct way.