Because the purple period for purchasing prints (mid to late 90's), when many a collector also parted with their collections, was a period in time when I for a while, switched entirely to digital projection,.. I don't have too many recollections of actually overlooking any print I truly desire.
The only issue I've had since being back, is I couldn't afford all of the ones I've seen and wanted at the very same time.
It's always been a case of the fact I was already purchasing one film or another as to why I haven't purchased all of the ones I've both spotted and desired.
The irony often experienced with film collecting, is you may go months at times seeing very little that actually appeals, then an entire decent collection may come up all at once due to a top collector pulling away from the hobby or due to other reasons such as bereavement very sadly.
Obviously, these collections therefore then always hit the sale marketplace at the very same time, so it is almost impossible at times, for even the best of us, to buy everything that becomes available.
I don't have an issue with this if I'm already tied to buying one film or another.
It's good for the hobby I feel, that much of the quality prints that remain are shared out among the people who compete for such items.
If we have one or two millionaire collectors, it would soon become a hobby for one or two collectors only, within any of the gauges I feel.
It's a good thing I think, that these things naturally get shared out among the guys that remain interested enough to want to actually purchase them.