First of all, let me just say that the last thing I want to do is offend or alienate anyone here. SPS is expensive to buy, it's expensive and time consuming to care for. There is lot's of frustration involved. And what is it all for? For anyone outside this hobby, sps looks like nothing more than colorful sticks. I could buy fake plastic SPS and the guests that come to my house would never know the difference. Is it the feeling of satisfaction you get from successfully caring for something that is known to be delicate? Is there some kind of "class" thing going on here? Months ago I was talking about this to the SW guy at the LFS. He keeps an immaculate system with some crazy looking SPS included, and he told me "I don't get it either, but people keep buying it so I'll keep fragging them" Again, no offense to anyone. Some of you have some fantastic tanks I've seen your pictures of SPS and they look great, I'm even jealous. But how is it worth it when there are so many restrictions on other things that are just as cool and perhaps even more interesting? Example. I think any frogspawn is way more interesting to look at than any SPS, any day of the week. Obviously that is only my opinion, but I feel like more lay people would agree. This is something I have always thought about and have never been able to get a straight answer.