I'm actually more of an full size open headphone guy and have some highly rated ones there that's in the 2-400$ range and I love them all and wouldn't want to part with either of them.
This makes me to believe that even if I got a couple of $500 IEM's I still wouldn't be completely happy with them, don't know if it makes sense but that's the way I see it.
Also it's a lot of fun with all this budget gem IEM's
Fair enough! :)
As long as you are having fun in the hobby, s'all good.
I have a different philosophy to you haha, one expensive yet ideal IEM is all I need - can't find that in budget-fi imo :(