Well, if THAT's a garage, than wth am I calling my living room a studio?
If they would sell all that gear, it would give a whole new meaning to "garage sell"
This is a freakin' high end studio by my standards, that just happen to be installed in "garage"... well, obviously they were not going for big room drum sound... but the rest doesn't require much different ambient IMO... they also treated the space where they recorded the vocals and guitars... so what's the big deal? They just installed a high end studio at his place. A lot of bands did that before.
I see no statement about "talent vs gear" in this situation. There was all the sweetest gear any rocker could ever want there...