Originally Posted by jayntampa
This is the silliest thread I've seen in awhile lol if someone were truly OCD, they would purchase the game immediately because they would have a list of irrational fears about losing the game: it'll go out of print, I'll only be able to find a gutted copy, what if it's travelled, etc.
So ,no one here really has a collective OCD situation, they're making a choice to keep a collection to a certain standard, it's also a choice you can unmake.
I had a roommate who was actually OCD. Among other things everything in his room had to be exactly parallel or perpendicular (he couldn't deal with curved objects, for example), and if you touched him even by accident he might instinctively freak out and punch you pretty hard. It's a crippling disorder if you actually have it.
Which is to say, I agree with you. Very few people here are actually OCD (1 in 50 in the country, so maybe a bit more than that here). Saying "I'm OCD" has become like a cute, accepted way of saying "I have _____ issue and I don't feel like doing anything about it so just accept it." On forums like this one people seem to get a pass when they say "I'm an OCD collector" simply because there are enough of them that it doesn't get stigmatized as much. If someone truly has OCD they should try to get help because it can be a serious thing (the D in OCD doesn't stand for Delightful). The idea that some people are capital-c Collectors and hence any standard they choose is clearly correct and justified is absurd. I have probably 800+ games just from buying and playing over 20 years, including all kinds of greatest hits, platinum hits, player's choice, etc. (some without cases even -- gasp!), and I am sure there are others here who have even more. I guess to some that makes us not Collectors, but ask 99.999% of the population if there is a difference between us and the guys who avoid red packaging and they'll say no.