So I bought myself a fancy bat a while back (couple weeks). It's a Demarini J2.
Every single one of my friend who doesn't play softball (which is almost all of them) asked in horror after finding out the price of the bat, "Why???"
Um...why not? It's call a hobby, or if your prefer, DINK -- duel income no kids. We just have that kind of expendable income. You should try that too. =P