People should be able to spend what they want whether it be less or more. I got a decent wage so was able to afford a little more. Next year may be totally different. No one should be mocked for sending something - it really is the thought that counts. I didn't buy the Snes as some sort of self aggrandizing thing and i certainly didnt do it to make other people feel bad or less generous. I did it because it made me feel good and seeing SD's reaction was ace. That isn't what this thread is about - it's about generating xmas spirit, excitement and goodwill towards each other. Lets not cheapen it with anymore tawdry talk of what people did or didnt spend. Let's just enjoy a strawberry floating awesome forum event and its feelgood factor!
The whole point isn't spending money, it's sending something you think the recipient will like and will enjoy. As long as you put in that effort, then you've done an awesome job. I also learned some new things about my fellow forumites and feel more involved in the Grcade community for it. (It was also fun watching JJ guess wrong
As far as I'm concerned the minimum spend is just fine where it is. Raise (or even lower it I think) it and you'll just put people off participating.
Good post Lagamorph.
Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right