The Plugin Pandemic is real: Every artist, producer, mixing- and mastering engineer owns far more plugins than he uses and thus is wasting his money. So why do we still buy into plugins, that eventually do nothing but take up space on our hard drive? In order to truly understand it, we need to take an honest psychological look at ourselves, as well as the different pricing and sales strategies of audio plugin developers. Finally, we can figure out how to escape the mindless chase of a monetary fix – for a skill and knowledge-based deficit. Let’s stop wasting our money!