Sure, but you can only start anticipating the next shot when you're out (or in) shooting, which you can only actually do "X" number of hours per week. But you can spend the rest of the hours of the week with the next piece of gear swimming around inside of your head. I'd rather be shooting than thinking about gear, but I'm actually ABLE to spend far more time doing the latter. If or when your interest in shooting wanes, so will your interest in gear. I'm pretty sure of this - it's happened to me with guitars and bikes and concert taping gear.Ray,
I sometimes find myself anticipating my next camera more than my next shot. i need to remind myself from time to time the point of the exercise -- ie, make pictures I like.