« on: July 9, 2015, 07:30 PM »
I've been reading the same things Jesse and I have the same reaction as you.
The anger is embarrassing, frankly. It speaks to a complete lack of perspective and objectivity not just on the hobby, but maybe said person's life. I mean - they're toys. Toys. Hasbro owes us nothing. Hasbro has given us 20 years now of everything we've ever wanted and more, and ok, the last couple years it's gone sideways depending on your perspective, but there are numerous factors feeding into the last few years that these same folks simply can't or won't acknowledge. The internet in general has turned into simply a giant pool for people to cannonball into without any considerations; I don't know if that is simply what's happening with out little corner of it when it comes to the hobby. I know I've spoken to this a few times before, so I won't belabor the point, but it takes the fun out of for me. I have been collecting since before I can remember. 1978. I love SW. I love hanging out here on JD and talking toys and getting excited at my advanced age over toys. What I don't like is when people (not here obviously) start screaming about what it is they don't have or aren't getting or are skipping meals in favor of buying toys they ultimately hate. When you see that, you just become the dude whose drunk friend starts taking their clothes off in the middle of the bar.
You're like, 'I'm not with that guy.'