I think the effect lasted for me until I realized that despite having twenty leather jackets hanging in the closet, I had nothing to wear once it got cold. Nearly freezing to death puts things into perspective. I used to be all about CR's and Perfectos but either winters keep getting harsher or I'm getting older... But I just can't stand being cold anymore. Since I became a member here, each year I'd be all ready for the winter with another brand new, custom made jacket but come late October, out goes the Gap sherpa trucker over layers upon layers of fleece. And the Classifieds gets another thread... Recently, this made me skip on many jackets I would've bought without blinking a few years ago. But I'm not cured, no. Far from it. God forbid, even! I'm just more focused. Just one more, one that does everything! I still can't resist cheapos, though.