Just re-read this and still laughed. At least you're not a hypocrite, and maybe you're not jealous... but envious no doubt. You can't seem to get over the fact that someone might spend ludicrous amounts of money on a bike and not care that they are fast. I don't know why that is so hard to grasp.
Wow. You are certainly trying to make up excuses. Let me help you out, since you're still shooting blanks.
Aware of people's tendencies for conspicuous consumption? Yes.
Your self-written and described example of wine is a clear example of an issue in your own psychology that you are choosing to ignore. Enjoy "keeping up with the joneses" to use the idiom correctly, you'll go far.
I find it incredibly amusing that in your posts, you state your opinion as if it is fact, and state your views as if they are held by all. Great that you measure yourself and others on how fast of a rider you are.. I'm sure you win lots of trophies for that.. I don't know how old you are - but clearly at whatever age your at, you have not figured out that life is not just about getting to a finish line, but how you got to that finish line.
Its different for everyone, and you should respect that. People will respect you more if you can bring that level of maturity to a conversation. THe way you post now, its like talking with a 10 year old.
Life is short - find enjoyment where you can, and respect where other people find enjoyment. End of story.
What? There's a finish line? Now ya tell me...