I largely do not worry myself with the interests of others that do not have an impact on my life - flashlights, baseball cards, Corvettes, novelty umbrellas, cereal boxes ... whatever brings someone satisfaction in life. If it does have an impact on my life - i.e. a neighbor's spent fuel rod collection is making the geiger counter chatter alarmingly or someone I actually know (friend, family member, co-worker) is experiencing problems because of their collecting hobby has become an out of control addiction that's another matter I will take an interest in and opine on; in neither case whatever subjective disapproval I may or may not be experiencing is irrelevant.everyone is entitled to their opinion, but in a world like what is going on right now, flashlight accumulation is one of the least silly hobbies that comes to mind.
I'm in the same boat. Inventoried the significant lights I've accumulated and got to about 50. Perhaps another ~dozen others I've obtained I didn't bother noting.I don't think that I have a collection of flashlights, but rather an accumulation of flashlights.