Why buying a house is a sucker's game

I've said it before, buying a house for financial reasons is a sucker's game.

Most of you think I'm crazy.  I don't care.  The financial evidence does not stack up at all in favour of buying a house.  Sure, you can buy a house, but it is not a home.  A house becomes a home not due to the financials or ownership piece, but due to emotional decisions associated with the purchase.

But don't take it from me, listen to the experts:

Try to read all of the above without a bias.  Then ask yourself, 'Do I desire to purchase / Did I purchase a house for financial or emotional reasons?'