Originally Posted by back alley
problem is that i'm not really enjoying photography very much these days....
Everyone is different, but I think that buying your way out of a creative slump is only a short-term solution. Once the newness of the gear wears off you may find yourself in exactly the same place.
Longer-term solutions might be:
-Step away from photography entirely for a set period of time, say, one month. Don't use a camera, even if you notice something that would make a nice photo. I would also include staying away from photography forums, books, etc. You may find the desire to shoot coming back once it's been removed from your life for a period of time. If it doesn't, that may tell you something.
-Keep shooting, but set yourself some hard limits. One lens, one camera, one ISO, and then put yourself into a space where you think there will be no photos, and tell yourself that you can't leave until you've taken ten photos. The first one will be very hard, the next one a little easier. Before you know it, you might not want to leave after the 10th frame. Or, you might just take ten frames of garbage just to get out, and then that will tell you something too, or maybe you'll later see something in those 10 frames of garbage that you may want to explore.
My apologies if this comes off as preachy. I've gone through a similar experience of not shooting much. After a while, the interest returns. Hobbies ebb and flow, and that's OK.