To me, this is just like comic book collecting. I finally stopped when the cover price went from $3 straight to $4 and it just no longer made sense. If kits get too costly, I will stop buying new ones. Already, I no longer buy so many Tamiya kits because they average $70 and that is just crazy. Most of the Tamiya kits that I buy now are purchased on Amazon from Japan where I can get them for half the price with free shipping and have to wait about 3 weeks to get them.