I like and NEED variety.
Unless one has a compelling need to stick with a single brand, DO NOT stick with a single brand. But, if you’re into playing AND collecting as I am(I PLAY what I collect, it’s not collecting merely for collectiing), I try not to restrict myself. If I want it, I get it.
My only exception is Werrd, as I’m completely put off by that brand thanks to the antics of one of their sponsored players as he went out to attack me on my Facebook page and someone else. Since Werrd has not spoken out against this behavior(it’s been 2 weeks now, and they’ve been contacted directly unless my email bounced or was filtered out), I take this as condoning such behavior, and as such, I will no longer consider Werrd a brand I personally will purchase. I was going to get an Irony, Irony JP, Poo, Hour and Sentinel, but I won’t now.
HOWEVER, having said that, I do no wish for my personal boycott to be used as an excuse for others to avoid Werrd. I do have two Werrd throws, the TFL and 4XL, which I do like a lot and were purchased before I joined Facebook. I’ve also played the Irony and I REALLY wanted that one. I mean, I wanted it BAAAD! I still do, but I can’t now. They make amazing stuff. I just have to stand my ground on this one.
Each brand and each model brings something different. Not everything works for everyone, regardless of brand and model. We should, when we can, try as much as we can and discover what works best for us. But, as I’ve said before, I don’t just collect to collect, I play them too. There’s no joy in simply having it. I have to enjoy it too. If I didn’t, I’d get rid of it.