I was DEFINITELY not criticizing anyone for choosing to spend their money any particular way. I was criticizing people for saying they NEED to buy certain expensive things.
I'm not that young i "CANT" blah blah blah.
No, You DONT WANT to. Which is perfectly reasonable and fine.
Dude, relax. You seem awfully defensive about how other people furnish their apartments. If you want to live on a mattress on the floor that's great. I'm not judging you. But not everyone's back can take it. Some people actually need to sleep in a real bed.
ETA: It's not that expensive. I buy cheap furniture at Ikea too, but everything adds up. You act as though people don't need to cook and have somewhere to eat or have somewhere to study or put their books and clothes, or do anything else other than sleep on a mattress on the floor. Just trying to be realistic and gave a very low estimate for setting up an apartment.