Being a proponent of expensive, yet long lasting items is often tough in a world where everything is built to be disposable. Rarely ever do you get to be apart of a conversation that focuses around "build quality" or obsolescence (a word that many Americans fear more than the end of American Idol). However, it is always refreshing when someone pokes the bee's nest and starts up a rather interesting conversation.
The one thing that is problematic in the article, is his usage of the word "frugal." Frugal is a word that should be used to describe the "hacker-money-saver" not the person that buys loads of cheap shit. Aside from this, the post is spot on.