Glad to find this site! I spent a while collecting Oakleys and had poked around o-review trying to find a forum there and somehow stumbled across this forum. I started with Spys, especially the GT Aluminum, and wanted a little nicer frame. One day I picked up a pair of XX 24k's. You know where this story goes don't you, brothers and sisters? Especially starting with the XX 24k's, that was a recipe for disaster right? I got a taste for basically X Metals only with the exception of a Mag Switch and a Mag M. What I liked most about XM's is the ability to personalize through lenses, different nosebombs/ t-shox and especially refreshes through tune-ups (for as long as they do the service). And Half Jackets for softball. I don't know, 30 some pair (almost scared to count) and a couple of O-squared towers later and I'm still bit. Honestly- except for a polished/ slate Ichiro- maybe the fever is close to breaking. I have a great, very tolerant wife of over 25 years who has finally stopped rolling her eyes everytime that Chris (you folks know your mail carrier on a first name too right?) drops off another package of the same old size. I think that after showing her what a leather Mars or 24K Juliet go for I've deluded herself to believe that these are "investments". I've enjoyed reading a lot of the posts here in this corner of the universe and look forward to getting to know your better!