I've never had any dreams of owning a home. It sounds terrifying to me - hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, dealing with your own leaking roof and the 1000s of other problems that come up, etc. But reading this article on gawker, and the comments especially, make me feel like I'm failing at adulthood. I guess I'll be "wasting" money on rent forever and die a poor, lonesome death with no investments to my name!