The group of people here at OrchidTalk are a special mix on new growers and advanced growers. The one thing we all seem to have in common beyond our orchids is our willingness to help and share with each other. I am glad you are a part of our group!
About getting more orchids: I say do it. You could always remind your OH that if you got just one at a nursery that it would be $60, so getting three or four or eight will satisfy your need to get more orchids for a longer time.... or if your OH prefers, you could just get all of them from a nursery...heheheheh