I recently realized I'd got too many flashlights, particularly Surefires. I have consequently sold many of my lights. Why did I commit this heresy? Well, for me part of the pleasure of owning something is in using it. With so many lights to choose from I had lost some of the appreciation of what makes a light (particularly of the quality of a Surefire) so special. I've found that many of my lights didn't get much use and were simply expensive shelf queens. As I favor performance and new technology many of my lights were outdated and poor performers even though they had very few hours of use.
Since downsizing my collection I've found that I use the lights I've got as tools which I can appreciate the attributes of far more than if they are used infrequently. Besides now I can save up for some of the newer models which are promised in the future. However, I don't think I'm ever going to collect a large number of lights again less I loose the appreciation for the lights I use regularly.