RE: Which would you rather be, being extremely rich or just having enough to take care of you immediate needs? And what are the reasons for your choice?
To be very honest, I would never want to be very rich. Over the years, I have seen what that does. When you have just enough, you need a little more, but if you are very rich, then everyone wants a piece and you'll have more outgoing cash to ensure that all your incoming cash keeps your wallet full to keep the outgoing cash flowing. The more you make, the more you spend.
Personally, I want just enough to live comfortably where I am and have enough to invest in the future of technologies I believe in, work for myself, build a development business to help and promote code and technology in my community.