I too personally agree that nice display is a big part of the equation. I have 5 snakes right now and am planning to get lots more
But I want them to be all set up in nice display cages so I can enjoy looking at them in my big living room. To me they are the best decoration I can have and I very much enjoy coming home and seeing all my creatures right there in a esthetic setting. Cost can be a bit hard to deal with but it's a fact of life and a reality to deal with wanting this kind of stuff, so I'm saving up to have what I really want!
Keeper of 5 snakes, leopard geckos, 1 green iguana, 20+ tarantulas, 2 dogs & a bunch of rats!