She asked if I planned on getting a WiiU when it was released, as I was watching all of the e3 coverage one night about it.
At first I said I was not sure, then I said "yeah, I probably will. This is my golf, or my poker night."
What I meant by that is just as matt, I am fortunate enough to not even think about if I can afford a game or a system, etc. I make a decent living, so things have definitely changed from when I was growing up. I usually had to play games upwards of a year or two after they were released and on sale in the bargain bin. Just how it was financially for a bit growing up.
My wife said she got it, and understood it is what I preferred to do, so she was ultimately fine with me saying I would probably purchase it, but then all she said was "but you barely touch your games nowadays." That really kind of hammered home the point. As much as I love gaming, and it will always be my preferred method of entertaining myself, I just no longer have that strong desire to play whenever I have free time, as quite frankly everything else burns me out so much mentally I just want to take it easy as I said above.
I had that nice not have to worry about how much something cost a couple of years back, people came to me to borrow, I lived in a nice cheap 1 bed flat with a full time job, then after about a year I moved into a 2 bed house with my fiancée and lost my job, so not only did I end up losing more than 3/4 of my income, I then had to pay for a big house on top of it.
Luckily the missus is working so all was not lost, but still sucks big time when I have to make sure I have enough money for my bus fare some days