Fleece is a step down from wool in a few respects IMHO but it definitely has its place and it is much more cost friendly. I have both but much prefer my wool. I do however think a double layer fleece or fleece longies/shorties are worth giving a try.
The only time you should look in your neighbor's bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don't look in your neighbor's bowl to see if you have as much as them.