Words From the Wise

Hello fellow Audiophiles and Audio Enthousiast. I've been in the game for a little over 4 months now and I've learned tonnes of stuff along the way thanks to some very knowledgeable people on this website and in my local community (but mostly on this website).

I'll get right to the point.

Whether you are new to the game or a veteran I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the top 5 things you would tell a fellow Audiophile to better his/her enjoyment of this wonderful hobby. Please use point form or short paragraphs
If it sounds too good to be true, It's because you spent $$$$$
on a bunch of Tefon caps. God bless Tefon.
Read, ask, listen, then read some more.
Take your time auditioning; bring your own material along.
Audition alone; also means don't let the salesperson chatter through the demo.
Better to buy quality used equipment than to compromise on new.
Buy the best you can afford; you will be surprised how long you will be satisfied with the "right" component.
Pay attention to the music.
If it feels right rather than sounds perfect you've got it.
Only listen to the components or your friends advice if you feel somethings not where you want it.
Move your speakers, placement is king.
If you're just starting try and get a single medium (cd, records, dig, tape, tuner etc.) sounding good to you before adding the rest in. It helps to focus the money on a decent end to end path first
Seek therapy, once in you're in for life