I think you may be experiencing what some of us go through as we age. Our life is lived in stages, and our needs at those particular stages can vary. The variance can be the result of jobs being less demanding as we move up the ladder, like being a machinist then becoming shop supervisor. Or being a field rep, then getting up to the office zone manager. Or retirement. You no longer have to commute to the office in the city or town, but find you have way more time for fishing, traveling and other leisure activities. Or even metal attitudes can change greatly as you go from middle age to senior citizen, with the harsh reality pushing the young fantasies aside. You see things as they are, instead of what you want them to be. Wants will fade as you see the wants vs needs in context of your real life. You start to think "Been there, done that." Or even a "What the heck do I need that for anymore?" We get to a stage where we know what we need, and we don't want to clutter up our lives with stuff we know we don't need. I now the older I got, the less I needed.