To the hobby shooter, their camera gear is an investment that will depreciate with every scratch or scuff.
To the pro the camera gear is a business expense. The "shot" pays the bills, if it costs a tool it costs a tool.
To the hobby wood worker, that $500 band saw is oiled and cleaned after every use. (might be months between) its a prize possession.
To the cabinet shop, that same saw gets parts when they wear out. Its a tool just like a hammer.