My mother found these little expensive treasures and showed me her collection one day. I thought they were wonderful and then found this site and bought her some that she didn't know existed (only selected ones were sent to Australia and this was pre-internet stage so you had to actually walk out of the house and to the shopping centre to buy things and carry them home).
Anyway, when they arrived I was hooked on them myself and in true 'hoarder' style, I bought up big time, everything and anything . . . obviously regret some of the spontaneous buying now, but overall still happy with what I have even though a lot of it is still boxed up in the cupboard . . .
I think you get over the money thing if you like something enough.