As I was browsing the familiar online retailers for Spydercos (bulk of my meager collection), I was noticing the difference in price due to their move to MAP over the past year or so. It made me wonder if this actually affected my buying habits at all and if similar moves by other brands has affected the enthusiasts here at BF at all. So, there ya go Has it? As to my answer, I am not much of a collector. I just get what I want from retailers and the exchange as I browse and the mood suits me. I have most of what I "need" as far as utility is concerned. So, just pick up what moves me or I find interesting for a new use or different take on that use (be it size, design, steel I haven't tried, etc.). So, overall, I find MAP has not affected me too greatly.