I fear I'm so out of touch with real life that I had to Google (actually Ixquick) Carrot Top!
The only thing wrong with trying new gear, especially for an old geezer on a fixed income, is the out-of-pocket cash. Otherwise you're quite right, of course. (The one thing I have been thinking about treating myself to is a new headphone amp. An old Dutch friend bought a Nixie tube amp, about which he's ecstatic. But since he uses some Grado gear that's less power hungry than my AKGs, I've no idea whether I'd be equally happy. No one here at Head-Fi has come through with a thorough review, alas.)
Apropos 3X0's comment, I ought to admit, too, that since I live alone, the color shouldn't matter to me, since once the 'phones are ensconced on my own (formerly blond [whilst I had all my hair] rather than strictly carroty) top, I can't see the color anyway. Still, there's that pea-green cable …
I'm counting on you and the other young'uns to keep up the good work! Thanks again for all you have done for me thus far.