Some people, like myself, have no public transportation to get around. Living in a small town, I have no choice but to pay the high prices so my husband and I can get to work. We can however, and do, spend more time at home now then before. Sucks, I can't imagine being young and just starting out now with these prices.
It sucks, it is a swift kick to the nuts each time I have to fill up. When I got my first car 5 years ago it cost me about $40 to fill and that was just after the "big spike" of rising gas prices, by the time I got rid of it last year the same car cost $60 to fill.
When I got my new car, it cost $38 to fill, within a years time it now costs me $48! Now I think I get decent gas mileage (7 to 8L/100KM), but this just sucks as pretty soon it seems a change in jobs would be needed or moving (which we do not want to do) may be needed as right now I drive 35km one way to work!
You do not want to know what my Odometer reads after having my car for only 14 months, it is a good thing I did not lease!