Tony, I think you should try that Zeiss 35mm lens(e) and see if it solves your issues.
The sense of sarcasm is strong here...
I think the answer is to move to MF that would solve all my photography issues
In all seriousness its not the gear, its lack of new scenes and lack of desire to get out and about. Half a$$ed attitudes = half a$$ed results.
Photography is no longer a passion that it once was.
Life at moment is about paying mortgage, keeping out of OD, getting teenagers through high school and looking after my wife. Any spare time is a bonus. But arnt a lot of us in the same boat?