Yep, totally agree. I'm happy with my small collection, but "the law of diminishing returns" has kicked in for me.I think many of us have already questioned our lives like that, and have opted out of the frenzy. Face it.... GEC's have become like tickets to major events. Buy them from the scalpers, or don't get 'em.
edit:.... there's life after GEC, you know. LOTS of other knife makers out there. If the demand for them drops off, the prices will follow.