For me gear is just that, gear. Folks are way more important.
Weirdly enough I have the same reaction when it comes to cars. I have two 1972 cars and I use them for regular stuff, I do not show them off or anything like that. Couple of folks try to get me to into shows and my reaction is always the same:
- Those are cars, point A to point B, that's it. If you want to take them to a show, I loan them to you. I just do not care.
Stuff is stuff.
Agree. I loan my equipment all the time if its not in use. Better to be used than sitting on my shelf.
As for the risk? I never cry for something that can't cry for me.