When I started collecting as a teenager, it was about finding old bottles that weren't made anymore. Didn't think about value back then. 45 years later, still at it, because I love the bottles with value a low secondary consideration, although it does prevent me from acquiring great pieces of history that I'd love to have since my pockets only go to about the first knuckle. Those who focus on value first, and bottles second rarely last in the hobby. Those folks aren't gonna run me off.