Oh yeah. There are those who can't see the big picture and don't think the pennies add up. I have coworkers who eat breakfast and lunch from restaurants or from the company cafeteria every single day. That's at least $50 a week. Yet they can't believe I spent over $100 for a purse when purses can be brought for $20-30. Well, I admit $100 is a lot of money but the purse will last me years and years (if I use it for even one year, that's less than one penny a day). I have no problem with them eating out. It's their money and it makes them happy. But I have to secretly roll my eyes at how they can't see they are actually spending more than I do. It just seems less when it's only $5 here and $7 there.
Slightly OT but kind of related. Several years back, in an attempt to get my finances under control, for several months I wrote down every penny I spent. Whether on lunch out, or a cup of coffee, or a roll of paper towels at the store.
Wow, what an eye opener. I used to hit the Panera next to my second job, when I was working 3 nights a week, for dinner beforehand. That alone was close to $30. Then there was lunch. Again, even $5 a day adds up fast.
At the end of each month, i'd break it out, and sort into categories, eating out (which included coffee, etc.), groceries, gas, and misc. Even stopping the dinners out altogether, and allowing myself one lunch out a week, and I don't really buy coffee out much at all, I was still spending quite a bit.
I stopped a while back, but really should go back to doing it. It really does help to see exactly what you spend what on.
But I agree on certain things; I'm going to buy what I want, regardless of what anyone else thinks about the cost.