I have been collecting since 1984, transformers what the first thing I ever truly collected. I've cut down considerably on what I collect now, but Transformers were my first passion. I had to have every one in that 85 catalogue. I drove all over the place hunting them down, with my best friend. We're still friends, and I still have them all, all complete, 98% 9f them I still have the boxes. I packed them and their accessories in foam rubber to hold and protect them, decades later, they are my favorite thing, after my family. I also have become very adept at repairing them, and other toys.
You never have to stop loving anything... unless it's killing you.