I agree. It's not the size that counts, it's what you do with it.
I could afford to live at a better standard than I do but upmarket lifestyle just does not appeal to me. As long as I have a few favourite luxuries then the unnecessary conspicuous consumption of an extravagant lifestyle is unnecessary and environmentally damaging.
A comfortable but modest budget is quite suitable. Also you meet a better class of people.
+1 on this. There will be lots of eyes rolling on this........but that proves the point!