We went to a great party recently.
It was given by friends of ours that live in a beautiful new home (3500 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths).
It had all the cool extras (60 inch TVs, high ceilings, spacious kitchen, huge closets, pool/spa, outdoor fireplace, etc.).
As we were leaving, one of the hosts mentioned, "you should see some of the other homes in this neighborhood, they're huge!"
That gave us something to think about as we drove back to our "cute starter home (as a friends wife called our home almost 18 years ago)."
Our home is just right for us, however, and we're mortgage free at a time when our kids are getting ready to head off to college.
The timing couldn't be better to still be in our starter home.