I totally infatuated with succulents as plants. I love their sculptural form and exotic coloring. I can't really grow them here in the Northwest, so I have to settle for finding them in California or desert gardens that I plan to visit in the future. It's funny how no matter what you have, you're always drawn to the thing that is hard to obtain or extraordinary. I guess it's not the most noble of human tendancies, but at least in the case of succulents, it's not so awful.
Hm. But then again, remember the 17th century tulip mania?