Not to be chauvenistic, and i stress that this just generalising, but many guys here have heard that question before from women:
"Why do you have so many guitars?'
Heres a great explanation I found on another forum I joined recently('Head-Fi" which is a Headphone forum), and they also have the same issue with many women ( no not all women ,of course) being indifferent to gear or puzzled by G.A.S.
QUOTE_"Look -- it all goes back to cave-dweller times -- men went out with their clubs and spears to kill something to eat -- he drags it back to the cave, where the woman then prepares it and cooks it in the relative safety of the cave, while the guy goes out to kill something else.
Many times, guys get chased by some animal that was bigger and tougher (and now madder, and hungry, to boot) than he was able to kill, and ran for safety into the nearest cave -- in the cave was 1 or 2 or even 3 other guys that were chased there, too, and they had "guy talk" and compared their clubs and spears, and got other new ideas for stuff -- sometimes they even traded implements with each other for a tryout. Then, when whatever chased them, finally leaves, they all go back to their caves, where their woman demands to know "where have you been all this time?" and also, "what the heck is that stupid thing you are carrying? Where is your club/spear? Traded? Are you nuts? You already HAVE two other spears, already! -- Okay, if you think it's so great, then go out and kill something else now, before we starve And besides, the woman in the next cave has a better fur than I am wearing -- go get ME one like that!"
And so it goes up until now -- women still prefer to collect shoes, clothes, or other look-good things, and guys still prefer to collect headphones, cars and other have-fun things!
Some things never change. Never has. Never will.
Anthropology class is now dismissed for the day."END QUOTE