I'm sure this has come up before and will again, but I'm curious. I used to scoop up one or two Transformers a week, any generation/universe, and what made it worse was there was a comic shop nearby that sold older figures that had long since come and gone. I had anywhere from 150 - 200 figures at one point before I decided the hobby was just too expensive and I was buying them just to have them. I didn't actually do anything with them and they gathered dust. When I sold off most of my collection, it was quite liberating actually. I freed up space, money, I wasn't so anxious to get my hands on exclusives and rarities..I was glad I sold them all. I see alot of people here, and I'm not faulting anyone by the way, that say things like 'My wallet is crying' or 'my wife/girlfriend/significant other is going to kill me' and it makes me wonder why you would want so many toys as to reach that point. I remember all the ways I convinced myself to buy stuff- I needed to build a proper army, I needed a balanced cross section of Bots and Cons, hard to get exclusives were a must but ultimately, those weren't reasons but attempts to justify. I felt like I was trying to fill a hole with toys and once I realized that, I seriously slowed down. Admittedly, I still have a collections of Alternators I'm quite proud of but I can't and won't go crazy like I used to. I find it much more satisfying to have a relatively small collection of figures I truly enjoy than just grabbing everything that comes along. So, yeah, why? Why do people spend and spend on Transformers? What compells you? What does it do for you?