Due to my job, I have been constantly moving the last 9 years (US to Europe to Asia). The notices haven't been the timeliest, so I pretty much live out of a suitcase. It is tough to bring bulky things around when you don't know the size of your next housing arrangement (ie. Holland was a house, Hong Kong was a tiny apartment). I have learned to play it on the safe side and bring only the essentials. Thus, I rent demos when I ski at various locations around the world. Only now have I been back in the US for assignment, and it is a longer term period. I will not be travelling as much, so I thought now is a good time to get my own gear.