Well like I said I dont collect the old stuff (old stuff I mean before TSC, now saying that I am after a few rare items from SAGA but thats it and a Yoda from the VOTC line), I dont mean Vintage (thats a completely different thing).
So I only collect the new stuff so my point is I dont have the problem you guys have of do I get the new sculpt even though I already have this one, I dont have it so my choice is simple I get it if it looks good, if it looks totally pathetic then I dont touch it, I dont have a General Lando Calarissian in my collection or a Bespin Lando Calarissian not because I couldnt get one far from it, its the fact is that I didn't like the sculpt on it, so I am choose about what I pick up.
I dont need to buy every figure when I see it, I look for the best bargain possible, and buy the cheapest when possible, if it means I have to wait a year or two before I get that figure then I wait a year or two I know eventually I will get it.
So theres no biggie to me, this year I have picked up every figure I wanted and havent really spent that much, in reality compared to how much I have spent in the past when I first started out collecting the very first time when I needed every figure there and then, and damn the rent, food and electricity because I wanted the figure.
Now I have this collecting craze under control and I get more enjoyment out of it, getting figures when I want to get them not the other way round.