Thank you Margaret and Don for causing us to think about our reasons for collecting.
So many good replies with personal thoughts expressed. Has all been said; the beauty of the solids, the enjoyment of arranging them and looking at them, the thrill of the hunt and the exhileration of each new addition.
I shall never regret collecting them. No matter if I overpaid or found a bargain or if the values change. They are just a wonderfu part of my life.
The ELs are only a part of my pleasure. Many other makes of solids are very beautiful and some are really classic. It makes my search more interesting.