Posted by R. Berg on May 28, 2007

In Reply to: Extras posted by Tanemon on May 28, 2007

: Is there a phrase or short saying describing having all the "extras" or luxuries while losing sight of the essentials or basics? I mean something that gets at the non-functionality of that sort of situation.

"Bells and whistles" expresses part of that meaning. Keep looking. I think there's something closer, but it doesn't come to mind immediately. ~rb