Re: I'm doomed
We either pay for the brains and cheap out on the equipment or cheap out on the brains and buy the big ticket toys. Take your pick.
Unlike expensive bits of kit (which are always expensive no matter which way you look at it) brains can come (comparatively) cheaper since the best minds generally want to play with the big toys regardless. And long may this continue (trust me, if we paid serious bucks all round, we'd get people with MBAs tryingtto figure out how make money off it and nothing productive to show for it...)