Putting all mention of my "oh look, a squirrel!" mentality aside (ref: bullet 1 below), I have finally realized the value of building a stash- from a practical point of view:
- What I buy today, I might not like tomorrow as much as what I find tomorrow
- What I buy today will likely be cheaper today than tomorrow
- What I really like today (even if I have no plan for it) may not be available tomorrow (out of print, discontinued, retired, etc). I've found several of these just in the last 2 days as I find a collection that I love, and it's nowhere to be found. Unfortunately, this may mean buying a line at full price when it's released (ack!).
- It's practically unavoidable to NOT have a stash when the "OMG I MUST HAVE THAT!" urge strikes.
So...having said all that, I have decided that it would be "in my best interest" (tongue-in-cheek) to start a stash.