Urgent – Why do I need a total “outfit” of new backpacking gear

To my few loyal readers:

A very important question has been posed to me: “Why do you need a total new set of backpacking equipment.”

Now I need your help to answer this question.  I think the final answer date is Friday (but I need to check).  My favorite equipment is probably around 15 years old so in need to get it replaced.

Any ideas are greatly appriciated.