I think the orginal intention of the thread was asking about personal attitudes towards airsoft. While the gear factor or gun factor can certainly attribute a cereal attitude, it does not make it a milestone.
We have seen and known far too many 'collectors' who just hang most of it off the wall, or retailers who simply do not attend games to actually play, or the classic 'for-the-love-of-god' geardo's who keep the economy out of recession with their constant buy and sell activities.
I think depending on life's circumstances, you can flow in and out of all of those groups at any given time.
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