...and then finally break down and buy one?
I've wanted a Pearl TH-20 Thriller for years now, and when I saw one up for sale online, I broke down a bought it. At $120, it wasn't cheap for what it is (nor particularly over-priced), and it's being shipped from Tokyo, which makes me a bit nervous, but hopefully everything will go well and it will arrive relatively expeditiously. We'll see.
Thread is worthless without pics... Yes, that's supposedly the one I purchased...