All of us here at Foo are at various places in our lives and subsequently we all likely have different incomes and therefore possessions. But probably a lot of us hearken back to a time when we were flat broke and scraping together pennies to survive.
I've been pretty close to that desperate but it was a long time ago and now I am at the opposite end. I am not rich but earn plenty to have way more possessions than I really need. In fact sometimes I feel like we are drowning in consumer goods around our place.
I'm not quite dumb enough to say that I would prefer to go back and be "poor" again, but I sometimes long for the days when I didn't have so much STUFF. I'm MWC, so I'm not just talking about my stuff but that of the entire family's. I think I have learned that I can grow irritated by possessions. In fact I am starting to have fantasies of trips to the dump!
I think this might be sort of a guy thing because I have heard co-workers complain of the same things. We males, seem to be more happy with a bare space with a computer, TV, couch, refrigerator and maybe a bed.