Here is a very nice yet affordable set of commuting or touring wheels. I have been testing the NoBS rims for a while now on my cargo bike and I can't seem to destroy them despite grossly overloading them at times. The SRAM hubs run on sealed cartridge bearings so no matter how nasty the bearings get you can always bring these hubs back to life.
Obsession, or passion? Who am I to judge? Either way I simply love building wheels for those who appreciate quality!