Here's an interesting twist on the question posed by aliensporebomb's thread...I didn't want to highjack his thread, so ponder this...
Assume your entire collection goes poof. And someone gives you to the penny, the exact amount of money that you spent to acquire all of that gear, and gives you free reign to spend it as you wish on music gear. Assume for a moment that everything you had is still on the market and available at the same cost you paid the first time.
Do you buy exactly what you had? Or do you spend it differently the second time around?
(Did I just make your head explode?)