Yes I think that returning to bare metal is 100% the best way to fully assess and analyse what you’re working with. There’s nothing to hide then.Really nice to see the clean body. It shows the true bones of your car, and gives you a clean sheet to start from. Serious job & no secrets left!
Agree on the finances. In the end it is a hobby, and as i always say: Hobbies are meant to be non-sensible, irrational at times. Otherwise it would resemble work.
For me surely, and probably many others, the work setting has a environment where everything has to be efficient, economical.
When I come home I usually have this childish urge to make some nice irrational decisions.... Perhaps I'm mixing it with emotion, not sure.
I totally agree on your hobby/work balance thoughts. You’ve got to have some irrational fun in life!