I like my equipment. The problem is I bought it 8 years ago, when I was 6 inches shorter, and I didn't buy the greatest stuff. I wasn't sure if I would get into hockey, and I wasn't sure what I'd like. Consider this, I bought it, and it took me 5 years to actually start using it. My shin gaurds and elbow pads have been used for inline, but my pants, and shoulder pads were not. My helmet has been replaced, and I've gone through a few pairs of gloves.
I look over some of my equipment and soon I'll be dropping a few bucks to replace it. Last game, I broke a stick, but that is ok as I have a few more left in my closet that I still can use. My pants are starting to fall apart and get holes in them.
Other pieces are showing wear as well, but nothing needs to be replaced immediately. I just hope it all doesn't break down in the same month so it all has to be replaced at once. The nice thing is, I now know what I like, and will spend a few bucks to get better equipment than I did a while back.