I'm going to hop in and first say that namecalling isn't tolerated so nobody do it... I don't care how much anyone disagrees here right now.
I'm going to also say though, that there is the walking of a fine line of being terribly offensive with some opinions. I partly agree and respect opinions on both sides I'm seeing, but I'm also "poor" and buy Star Wars figures, as are many others I know, and I don't know anyone who doesn't manage a balance in the hobby right now... And no, I don't own a home. So, I'm going to ask that when we discuss the behaviors of collectors, we try to respect them all and remember that poor, rich, and in-between are all entitled to happiness in life so long as they can manage their lives themselves.
In this world, if you drive and pay for gas you have a right to an opinion on it irregardless of your income level and other spending habits, and we need to remember that. There's a lot of varying factors around gas prices and this whole situation. It's a touchy one in the world obviously. There's no need to "add fuel to the fire" by arguing about the issue and what some people maybe "should" be doing in one's opinion. Nobody here knows the other person intimately enough to judge them like that, so let us drop it at that please, on both sides.
Thank you, please drive through.