So I am newer to BA and loving it. I am not new to the passion of enjoying wine and beer and have been enjoying, cellaring and sharing for over 10 years for both wine and beer. However, I see a lot of people have major issues with cellaring, "collecting", hoarding and selling beer on and off of here and have not really ever seen this in the wine community. I am sure some people will be nice to my post and others will be jerks but that's ok, I am a big boy and can take it but I truly want to understand why you have certain opinions for or against. Please be constructive. Now I understand that wines do not have as much of the "limited", brewed once, etc types of stuff but there are sooooooo many people on BA that have issues with people buying multiples of various brews and the extent of which they go to accumulate these brews. I also see some having issues with people buying and then trying to resell for a profit. Now I totally respect everyone's opinions as we are all able to have them and am not looking down on anyone based on their opinions. But I am just confused by some. First, I agree with people who say that there should be bottle limits on various brews so one person is not able to go to a local store and buy an abundance of one release thereby limiting it for other locals. However, what is wrong with them going to other stores around their area and getting more? To me it does not matter why they are doing this whether to hoard for themselves, to trade or sell. At the end of the day MY belief is that we live in the USA where capitalism is the driving force and backbone in our economy and how you spend your money really is none of my business as long as it is not illegal in the eyes of our government. What is the difference between trading and selling your brews? At the end of the day, you paid "x" for your beer and the other person paid "y" for theirs and you are trading, so in essence it is the same as buying with cash, just calling it something different. The second part of this is when someone buys a brew to then sell for more later. This is a little more of a heated debate area but obviously happens as well in other areas outside of beer. This just happened recently with the Westy Brick and Bolt Cutter. I saw Bolt Cutter in my area on Craigslist for $100!!! I was dumbfounded. Others listed the Westy Brick on eBay for $700. Not my cup of tea but if people buy it then apparently there is a market. No one is forcing anyone to buy them and it's not like holding medicine you need to survive for ransom. If you don't like it, then don't buy it. The market will then dictate what happens. When I see something I really like or that is limited I will buy a few to try now and then hold the others for a later date to see if it has changed, etc and then keep a couple possibly to trade others for things I can't get in my area or things that are older and no longer available. I see nothing wrong with this but some call this collecting. What I also do is look at the top 100 and other lists to try and pursue these brews to try and experience both by myself and with friends. If they are on these lists many people have thought they were good so this is why I would like to try them as well. Again, some call this collecting. But then why have these lists? I dunno, but this has bothered me for the last couple of weeks. We see this on the "Post your haul" forum and other areas. At the end of the day, we are talking about beer which I believe should be shared with friends and family. My favorite time is when I can have people over to try different things I have in my cellar!! In fact I have 3 guys coming over tonight for just that! Well, I look foward to your thoughts and comments!