I think I have too much gaming stuff.
The man was a decades-long wargamer who had picked up a wide range of figures from just about every manufacturer out there over the years. He died a few years back, and now his friends and relatives are renting tables at gaming conventions to sell off this massive collection and get his family some money.
And I do mean massive--they had five or six tables covered in blister packs, storage containers and original boxes. The castings ranged from mint condition, never opened, to painstakingly detailed and painted, and everything in between. And as soon as the relatives started bringing in those boxes of minis, a horde of con-goers looking for bargains (including yours truly) swarmed in like a pack of hyenas to the kill.
I gave the sellers some of my money and walked away with a good deal on some miniatures. But I got to thinking about the guy who amassed all those minis over the years--including tons that he never even took out of the box. Yet here I was doing the same thing. I splurged on a whole lot of sci-fi tanks because I was thinking about gaming in that genre. And I already have a bunch of 6mm sci-fi for OGRE/GEV (and I just dropped a Benjamin on the new edition of that game)
Maybe it's time to downsize. In the new year, I'm thinking about getting rid of some of the figures I bought that I haven't painted yet. There's no point in keeping things around if I don't have the time or the inclination to work on them. I need to let them go, and be more productive with a smaller collection. When my stuff gets sold off after my death, I want people to look at it and say, "Yeah, that guy did a lot of gaming." Not, "That guy had a lot of minis he never used."