I also feel sympathy, but admittedly very little.
Despite making very good money, I'm priced out of the market right now mostly for reasons beyond my control. I need a correction, at least a small one, to make any progress. But I'll also allow my tolerance for risk is pretty low and it is, as best I can tell, a risky market to get in to right now. And so my rent continues to pay somebody else's mortgage.
And that’s pretty telling right there. You’re making about as good an income in your job as pretty much any normal person can realistically hope for, absent being one of the relatively few that break through into truly high paid professions. Despite you having a good base salary and the ability to make quite a bit more of you want to, you’re pretty much SOL for owning even a modest home in the area you live. That’s pretty dismal, and not at all encouraging for the large majority of the population making less. If you can be making six figures and not have a realistic shot at owning a home, what the hell is everyone else supposed to do?