OK, my neighbor is named Jones and he is a nice guy! My Willys and trucks are slower then his. My bike is much faster then his, and he does not even own an airplane! I have a 1/10th share in one. Thus my airplane is faster then his. However, I do not own a horse, so his is faster then mine! Oh and he has goats, and chickens, not I. Yet I have two turkeys, he has none, so there is that.
I can not afford to try to keep up with anyone! No Smith, Jones, nor Kennedy.
I do, however, buy quality equipment when I buy. Snap-on, Mac, S-K Wayne, and Klien tools are some of the brands I buy. I have bought some old tools whose name I have never heard before because I can tell that they are of good quality. I have an old pipe wrench that I inherited from my grandpa. It is large and heavy, It is made well and I expect to pass it on to my son. He and I use it often. It has no brand stamped on it.
So no, my neighbor and I do not compete to see who is best. We know who and what we are.