This has always puzzled me - people who will ONLY buy mint yoyos or get upset when they procure some love marks. Though I understand the premise: you spend a lot of money on something and you wish to keep it in good condition. Or you want to keep them mint for trading purposes (in that case, don’t throw the dang things).
But to me, I see it as the same as wearing a pair of shoes and getting angry when they get dirty. For the most part, it’s unavoidable, so there’s no logical reason to be bummed out, yet it still stings.
If you want to keep your return tops in pristine condition, throw them in a display case and never play with them. Though coming from a non-collector, that seems like a pointless waste of a toy, but to each their own.
I just find it funny that people will only purchase completely mint yoyos with the intent to play them.