Yeah, I came across that thread a few months ago, so I'm savvy on the birth of that anecdote.
I guess I forgot to post my numbers (this is a very numbers based forum, isn't it ?).
About $300k in various funds, mostly 401k and Roth IRA, but also PM, savings, and a taxable account. $150k left on mortgage, which I'm paying down aggressively. I plan on owning it outright in four years. DW has a job she enjoys very much, but it really just pays for her WAM (walking around money).
My goal is to pay off the mortgage and then change jobs to something less stressful and time consuming. Even a 40hour work week would be an ESR for me.
Why be normal when you can be yourself?