I went through the same thing about a year ago. I liquidated my Scottrade account and bought a Testarossa instead. Best decision of my life. Owning that car has been immensely rewarding and I figure it would be almost impossible for it to lose money (fully depreciated). If nothing else, it should keep up with inflation and in the meantime, I get to drive it, stare at it, have pretty ladies drive it, etc. Try that with your stock portfolio.
Oh and the sheer joy of not having my moods altered hour by hour from the topsy-turvy stock market is priceless.
I liken my decision to that of investing in art or some other collectible...only I am pretty sure I get to enjoy my investment a lot more than a stamp collector.