I have been throwing for 5 years. I have been given some, won some, earned some, traded some, and bought some. (I have around 80 total) Most of my purchased ones have cost less than $20 each and I have yet to spend over $50 on a single throw (shipping not incl). In fact I have spent less than $900 on yoyos (accessories not incl).
The trade off is I don’t have many high end throws, or super sought after ones, and most of my collection came to me second hand (which I really don’t mind).
I wouldn’t mind downsizing. I have a handful I would willingly sell but, they just won’t sell right now, at least not at a price that makes it worth it.
My point is that quantity is great and it looks cool when on display, but it’s not the same thing as a quality collection, which to me is a collection of those yoyos that speak to you and seem…magical. I think of the part in Harry Potter where to wand chooses the wizard…there are some yoyos that just choose you, you throw it and you feel your soul nodding in delight.
I also think of “you gotta kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince” most of us have to try a lot of yoyos to find those soul pleasers. I just wish the resale market would pick back up to keep things fresh for everyone.