OK, January's here and it's time to cull your overstuffed shelves. (Or you can just watch Hoarders and reassure yourself you're not that bad--you haven't resorted to covering the windows with tin foil yet.)
Now that hoarding is a recognized mental disorder, people like to make a clear distinction between hoarders and collectors. Collectors are proud of their collections, and eager to show them off. No matter how big their collections are, they are finite--defined by their rarity and relative worth.
If you believe that one, then you're not a real collector, or you're in denial about the 50 million records, cds, books, and moldy old ephemera crammed into your living space.