Even in the ski community...people will always judge others on their gear- (skis, pants, jacket, boots, gloves, poles...and so on). And yeah, I'm definately hypocritical on this topic too. I want to believe that I don't judge people based on looks and money, but I do. I think, to a certain extent, materialism will always exist as long as humans exist. We can definately try
to make things better, and maybe things will eventually be somewhat better.