If more people were driving old bangers instead of new BMW's and Merc's, I would go along with the "cost of living blah blah blah" or trainers that are £200. But people don't want to make sacrifices and compromises and have it all, all the time.
How much is it to go skiing for a week?
How much is a set of quality darts or quality snooker cue?
Golf doesn't have to be expensive, and avereage membershipos aren't, if you make use of it.
I think the cots of living crisis is pretty much universally accepted as is happening.
Costs are up, inflation, energy price etc
Wages are not going up by anywhere near what inflation is, plus interest rates are now higher, meaning mortgage payments are going to increase.
That doesn't mean some people won't have enough disposable income to absorb the costs, but I would state that these will be a minority