Well, what decadence! I'm currently awaiting the delivery of my brand new Ashford Traveller spinning wheel. So, I hear you ask, how many spinning wheels does a person need? After all, it's only possible to use one at a time, isn't it? The only way I can answer that is with a question . . . how many guitars does Eric need - he can only play one at a time! And I'm not very good at counting those!!
Do spinning wheels wear out? Certainly some (replaceable) parts do, but, unless it's dropped from a great height, I can't imagine a spinning wheel ever wearing out. My present one is relatively young - only about 23 years old. It'll certainly see me out, and probably the next couple of generations as well.
So, I can create all sorts of reasons why I NEED another wheel, i.e. the Traveller is more portable and fits easily in the car (actually, mine's not bad either), or the fact that I can take it with me when we go away in the campervan - not really valid because I take my Traditional already. The only real, valid and truthful reason I can come up with is sheer lust!!!! And anyway, Eric didn't know what to get me for Christmas, so I've solved his problem!