...Increaseth Sorrow. Ecclesiastes 1:18
I was talking to other Chowhounds at a dinner and we all realized that the more you know about a particular food, the less pleased you are with what might be available to you.
Travel to Europe, Mexico, Asia, etc... and all of a sudden you are ruined by your experience. Or make a wonderful dish on your own, and your neighborhood restaurant is not so sublime anymore.
My friend's favorite local kabob place.... now holds no allure for him after a trip to Turkey.