@LuLego You tell your wife how much you pay for your sets + what the current price is?! Keeping your spouse blissfully unaware is key!
As long as I don't bankrupt us/my Lego spending doesn't interfere with anything my wife finds important, my spending on plastic bricks does not come up in conversation.
But yes, as others have already said, nothing is worth a row with your wife. Even a battle pod. My wife doesn't need to know how much I paid for my two battle pods. Not sharing all the details of my hobby is not the same as lying!
Has that article been removed? I'm unable to locate it now. Not that those very constructive comments will be missed. As somebody summarized it elsewhere on the forum: "If only TLG would dedicate 100% of their releases to sets *I* like, they'd make billions!". Well, they already do, but thanks, I guess?