Posted by Baceseras on May 29, 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.

I believe the antinomy is usually expressed between "show" and "substance". There's no one set phrase, just use any economical joining of those two terms in relation to the specific facts of the case you're talking about.