So you have some spare change burning a hole in your pocket and you want to buy something, you just don't know what. The best way to determine what you should get next is to reflect on what you need and not what you want. Now I don't want to sound like a parent, but buying a new camera or lens because it is the newest thing and you want it a lot isn't the best justification for a purchase. Sure I'd like to have a tilt-shift lens, but it's a specialty lens that I do not need, what I really need is good telephoto lens that'll give me some more reach without having to use my teleconverter.
I'm going to separate this post in to a different sections, but many of my suggestions will fall into the same idea of getting what you need. Also, I won't be recommending much specific gear because everyone has different needs.
Need to keep your camera steady? The best solution is either a tripod or a monopod, but there are occasions where you either don't have one with you or you cannot use use it. So what is a photographer to do?
Adobe Photoshop CS5 is quite the pricey beast. It does a lot of different things and isn't only used for photos: illustrations, painting, and some 3D and video work. You may not be using all of those features, but would like to be able to edit your images to look nice and professional.
When buying a new camera, laptop or other electronic equipment, I always find myself asking the same question: Will my bag safely transport my gear?
There are some things that you as the the consumer have to be aware of when buying a bag. Materials, padding, comfort, how is the bag worn, and will it hold everything that I will need? These are questions that you need to ask to make a well informed decision.