I get your rant...I always had to pay for my hobby stuff growing up as well you should...it will certainly help you take better care of your equipment. You should be thankful Josh that you have that $330 to throw down at your age it only gets worse as you take on family and bills! Enjoy it while you can my friend.I'm always buying stuff and this week alone I've spent $331 and I asked my parents about chipping in cause I'm buying almost EVERYTHING on my own and they only pay for the stuff that costs like $5 such as moongell and think they're helping me out drastically.
Out of the $330 they payed for not even $30
I'm just ranting is all.