You're right...I buy only 55# boxes of DME.
I also buy yeast by the couple (4-5) at a time and hops by the pounds.
I like to be prepared (somewhat) to brew anything I want at any time I want.
It's still early morning here. I started a starter last night for a batch today.
I'll also be bottling an American Ale (that I made on Teach a Friend to Brew Day) today before I brew.
My Mango Mead is ready to bottle also.