Can't afford one. Wrecked the family minivan Friday night.
Now see there? There's part of the problem. DXers don't drive mininvans. SSB DXers tend to favor Corvettes. CW DXers usually drive AMGs with a minimum of 600hp. DXers on the honor roll may well have an Italian exotic or two tucked away in the garage. You can't succeed in a pileup with an inferiority complex.
The answer is religion. Or rather enlightenment. Read the scriptures: http://www.reocities.com/k2cddx/dxstories.html
and heed the lessons contained therein.
Those who seek answers amidst the rabble of the cluster shall be sorely disappointed, but for those that tune carefully, all shall be revealed.
Remain on 27 mHz until assigned a callsign that can be found in the most holy databases of the FCC.
One must understand the Tao of DX. P5 comes when it is least expected.