From a young age we are taught the importance of sharing. But even as a kid I realized how sharing mostly led to issues. Let someone borrow your iPad; they don't treat it with the same care as you and it's returned with oil all over it and a light scratch or two after ten minutes. Thus, we reach the main reason why I feel not sharing is almost justified: most of the time your expensive gadgets aren't returned in the same condition. If you're lucky it's just dirt marring your electronics, but in my experience it can be more permanent... and this is solely after letting somebody use an iPad or MacBook for a few minutes in your own home. Would expect a lot of issues if I ever let someone take either for a night or two. People will complain about it, and I honestly really don't even want a girlfriend touching my expensive gadgets (my family mostly understands). At this point I get awful anxiety and am extremely OCD about other people even touching my gadgets. The truth is in my experience, even a remote can be subject to more abuse in 15 minutes than someone who's careful has shown it in its lifetime. Most people simply don't treat their expensive toys with as much respect as they should; in fact, it almost seems as if some people would treat a $200 laptop the same as a $2000 one. When I have a roommate, even though it'll most likely be someone I've been friends with for years, I'll be very tempted to lock away my rMBP, iPad, etc. especially in guess we have company and they start using it without asking (passwords on both but still feel like they'd just throw it back). Is it awful roommate etiquette to not really want him/them to touch electronics I've purchased? He doesn't have an iPad and I don't want to come off as a (for lack of a better way of saying it) d*** but I really prefer to be the only person that uses what I purchase when it comes to major purchases. This will continue to be an issue for me when other people come over and want to use a laptop and tablet (sorry that I won't let them but it's a bigger issue for me than they realize if I do), but is not being homely enough to share your belongings just so stigmatized that it should be looked down upon as a bad show of character? Some people's pestering may make it seem that way. Hell, when I have my own home I'll pay with my own money for a guest tablet/laptop. Despite that, I'll probably still get grief for not letting people use my expensive rMBP (or whatever I have then) to check Facebook. Am I not in the right here to not want other people to mar my most expensive belongings? I doubt I'm the only one on the forum like this; hell, I've been like this since a teen when I realized when you share you don't receive your item back in the same condition. I think I have a viable solution by purchasing a guest device that's more than fair but I don't like to be stigmatized by company for this. Even more pressingly: how do you deal with people that find this odd? I don't want a girlfriend to dump over being "the guy who wouldn't let me on his laptop etc." even though she'll probably just think I have something to hide when in reality it's just OCD :roll eyes:.