Resurrecting an old topic/question of mine. Have any of you changed your stance with packaging, or does it continue to pile up in your rooms, closets, etc. I've been trying to re-assess things with the large amount of ROTS/Star Wars product coming up in the next few months, and figuring out if I should/could get rid of anything. I don't keep all packaging, but a fair amount. I'm primarily a loose collector, but usually end up keeping all cardbacks that are different (without bubbles), and often flatten and keep the vehicle/beast/etc. boxes as well. I've tried not to let this trickle over into anything else I've picked up from other lines, although I do have most of my Marvel Legends cardbacks. Like I mentioned before, I'm not really sure why I keep it, but I do. For example, here are some of the things I have stored away in closets or rubbermaid tubs:
Basic Figure Cardbacks - No bubbles (cut them off with exacto knife), purged the POTF2, Episode I, and POTJ cards for the most part, but kept some samples of each. I think I have most, if not all, of my Saga, OTC, Clone Wars, and other recent cardbacks. I haven't thrown anything away from the preview wave figures I've picked up. I also keep the inserts when applicable.
Galactic Heroes Cardbacks - Not sure why I've kept these, other than I liked the look of the packaging to start with. I have them all, and just recently got rid of the bubbles. I do keep the inserts from these as well, for the artwork.
Unleashed - Same here basically, keeping the cardbacks and inserts. I think these are some of the cardbacks I will always keep, due to the nice artwork on each one. I had always intended to use the cardbacks as a backdrop behind the individual figures, once I got them set up how I wanted, but that hasn't happened yet. I'd likely keep these if I kept any.
Ships/Beasts - I have most of these boxes flattened out and stores together in one big bunch in a basement closet. My wife hates them and would very much see them go to the dumpster. It might be heading that way, because I never "get them out" to look at them, or do anything else with them.
Most everything else is along the same lines. If they are different from one another (meaning either the fronts are character/wave specific, or the backs have different "other figures" pictured, I usually end up keeping the cardbacks. I have thrown out all bubbles from the cards, and keep the inserts. I keep the vehicle boxes, and figure out a way to flatten them all. Those seem to take up the most room, and I don't know for sure why I keep them, I guess I think I'll want them someday. Anyways, does anyone else have this "problem"? If you collect loose, do you keep the "crap" anyways?