Thanks guys - I accept the concept on an intellecutal level, I just haven't yet had mustered the personal confidence that I would manage the whole maintenance thing as well as others clearly have. And as it happens, all the suede shoes I really like happen to be facking expensive, which provides a further disincentive to taking the plunge. I did kind of fall in love with a pair of BB Peal double-monks in a mid-brown suede while shopping at lunch today, so who knows. Would that be a good entry point for suede that would be considered of "good quality" or do I need to go higher?
Apoligies for the brief thread drift. I'll post some socks tomorrow to make up for it.