I will make a confession. So, I have a very bad habit, an urge that gets hold of me, and that I just cannot shake off. This thing starts with me getting Jan in my party, obtaining a couple of potions of master thievery, and then going on a mega shoplifting spree all throughout Athkatla. Even worse, I always keep using the (steal-sell)^n exploit with the black market shadow thief, and then end up procuring immense sums of money (yeah, I know I could just use EEKeeper, but this is more satisfying and can be done within the game's premise itself), which I then use to buy all the good stuff from the shops where you cannot steal the items, the juicy magical items! I also use this tactic to "recharge" all the single charge wands from Irenicus' Dungeon. I always keep thinking, I will do only this much and not more, but I end up succumbing to my larcenous ambitions. Something tells me, I can do this, just because I can do this.
This obviously kills the fun afterwards. But then I think to myself, if I don't steal everything, I am not using my pickpocket skills to its full potential, and thus playing the game sub-optimally. Also even though steal-sell doesn't make sense realistically, I still feel myself obliged to do it, just because I can
do it. I just don't get it. How much is too much? I also wonder if I should allow myself to "recharge" wands or not. I am also constantly worried if I will get enough money just doing all the quests legitimately, in order to be able to buy all the powerful items. Is there enough money to be earned legitimately in the game to fulfill my ambition of acquiring ALL the good magic stuff?
I am in a serious dilemma about all this, so I ask this question: to steal or not to steal? What do YOU do?