I only really started collecting in the last decade or so. When I began I had very limited aspirations and thought I only needed one of each of the main characters without any need for completing lines. Then I got sucked in, buying everything that looked great and even only semi good. When the ROTF toys came out I bought them, though luckily did not open most of them. See I was waiting to see if based on reviews I saw or interests in the character gave me more interest in what I had bought. Luckily for money's sake and for my addiction I returned 3 voyager and 5 deluxe figures (unopened of course) to the stores as I really thought those figures were pretty meager. The addict a year ago would have opened them immediately and left them on a shelf. I still collect figures but as space has become an issue I have really become very selective. The Alternity line looks great though the price and the metal is stopping men AND THAT IS A GOOD THING. Could I have just turned a corner? How has your collecting the plastic crack evolved over time?