I always wanted a wand. Whenever we would play that game that goes 'If you could have whatever you wished for, what would you ask?' I always said 'A magic wand of course, because then you can have whatever you wish for, forever!' Obvious!
Then along came Harry and wands weren't just black and white painted sticks, but are made of certain woods and contain wondrous elements like phoenix feathers and unicorn tail hairs.