A point was brought up in Ops_was_a_truck's "Are We Freaks" thread about folks judging others based on their buying practices, and it led me to wonder what all of y'all's personal buying practices are? Do you buy strictly Japanese imports of any given line, or do you buy american? Do you buy complete lines, or pick and choose based on whatever personal preferences you may have? I ask because I have a good friend who is also a TF fan, and constantly judges my collection as being less than his because he buys Japanese imports of show characters only, only Takara reissues, and only Binaltech. He is a single guy with no kids, and looks down on my collection because I am married w/ kids, and have totally different priorities. Makes me want to him. I am still a huge fan, and love collecting Transformers, but I buy american, Alternators, and Hasbro reissues to save on $$$. Personally, I don't buy complete lines (except Alternators). I only buy the pieces I like (unfortunately Cybertron has been a seriously kick ass line, and I have bought almost all of it), but I understand the completist mentality 100%. How's about y'all???