I'm 32. My interests directly correlate to what's going on in my life in terms of being busy, happy, or stressed. However, I'm not really a typical collector. I was reminded of that when the first ROTF hit the shelves. I had to have all of the Animated and Classics and cool 3rd party items. When I started to gobble up all of the ROTF in a similar manner, I felt a lot of regret for buying a lot of crap I didn't like much or need. I was buying the new waves as soon as I spotted them. It was a small thrill to hunt for them, but after literally a day, I wanted nothing to do with almost any of the figures. Leader Prime and the HA's aside, everything else could be boxed up and never looked at again and I'd be fine. They certainly don't hold the same value as my Classics/Henkei, MPs, or Alternators which I'd really hate to lose. I pretty much think about everything I want to buy now. Do I want it and is it worth it? The Wal-mart Exclusive Universe Ultra repaints weren't a $30 item to me, so I was able to be patient and wait for them to drop to $15. I have a Takara MP Skywarp, but I'd be willing to put $30 for a Hasbro one to fiddle with at work. I know I wanted Bludgeon, so I just grabbed him at full price. There's a lot of somewhat neat figures out or coming out, but if I can only see them eating valuable shelf-space and shrinking my wallet, I just pass. So I keep my eye on what's going to be coming out and just focus on those. It's very minimal time and money invested in hunting and the figures I really like will be there when I get the urge to do something with them.