Of course my post is about guilt -- wasn't the 'internal conflict' a giveaway.
I'd like to say my priority is owning a home, but it's not. I live in downtown Chicago and while I love it here, I cannot confidently say I will be living here in five years. In my opinion, that makes purchasing a home a very poor decision at this point. Yes, the market is in a great place, but that still doesn't justify it. Now, without a doubt I should be saving toward a home, and I am, but there is no need for me to purchase one if I don't know where I'm living in 2015.
And to boot, my S/O loves the GTI.