I ask because no matter how well meaning some folks are, some simply cannot navigate the world without touching, turning, pulling, pushing. Especially Audio gear - see a knob or a switch and... Further, some aren't even aware of their movements and habits. Be it inside stores or someone's home. I've actually watched some nervous habits play out in horror.
Some things, like a transformer-coupled vacuum tube amp for example, should not be turned on & off on & off and so on. Because I'm moving shortly and will need a new audio rack anyway... I want something I can lock yet, pays attention to good sonics.
I rarely have anyone enter my bedroom (where the gear is).... some of my friends don't even know that I own any of that stuff...try to keep it that way. Even if they did they wouldn't understand its worth and I could probably blow it off as though it was the expense of a better than average family entertainment system.
My girlfriend knows exactly what its worth though and she is not too fond of it, neither the money, nor the meticulous awareness that I ask her to have when she's in the bedroom. Like, she adores my cats (i do too) but I don't let them enter my bedroom. Sometimes having the system is as much a liability as it is a joy and eventually I will be selling off a good portion of it, but I am waiting to for this review to be complete. It should be this or next year....then I'll be selling stuff:)