With some of these weird-ass threads being opened recently, here's my question for tonight: Has anyone ever felt like it was all going a little too fast? Over the last few weeks, I've been feeling I should be taking a step back from "whale slaying" or whatever it's called now and should start focussing on the basics. I've only been into beers properly for the last year and a half or so, and in that time I've had the luck and pleasure of meeting some amazing people that hooked me up with equally stellar beer, but I feel like I should just step back and enjoy the humbler things in life. I had Heady Topper before I'd had Hop Stoopid, I had Bourbon County before Ten Fidy, etc. etc. Now of course, the fact I'm European does mean the whales are ironically easier to get for me since they're really the only thing that makes international trading somewhat interesting, but I feel like I'm missing out on the opportunity to educate my palate. After Heady Topper, Pliny, Zombie Dust et cetera, I finally got started on the Mikkeller Single Hop series, for instance. That's why I decided to start doing $4$ non-whale only trade packages internationally, my somewhat off-the-shelf Belgians for your recommended locals. First one is about to go out, we'll see how it goes. Nice to have seen a couple people do this as well, as the trading landscape was getting increasingly competitive and extreme. tl;dr: Have you ever felt like stepping back from the big whales and concentrating on those little-time wants?