Very true there, as well. I hate to bring up piracy, but especially in a reality where people can grab for free and not pay. It seems especially true what buying is. It's supporting the future of something you love. Certainly that is an investment and not just blowing money for no reason or something like that. And that's especially true with something like Kickstarter, where your money and your say matters.
And in today's gaming industry and status quo, I'd say I have reason to shower money on a future of gaming in my interest. It's not a one way investment, because you're investing in the future of games you love.
In the case of this thread, for instance, I really want more good Doujin games, and see more Doujin games reach approachable distribution in the West. Like a sequel to Fortune Summoners, which after falling in love with its cast of characters, I'm honestly quite dying for. There's no way I don't want another Fortune Summoners and that I'm not willing to make a little bit of monetary sacrifice for it. People spend over $2,000 on super gaming PCs that will worth $500 in a short few years. Just to play some high-tech game at the spur of the moment instead of be patient and do it later. I can't see how investing into a game you want to play for your system is a weaker investment than that.
After all, what's the point of having amazing hardware, if you don't have proportionately amazing software to go with it?