I got back into comics some time last year but besides the first 7 New 52 Batman books, along with a few other randoms here and there, I haven't been collecting single comics at all. Instead, I've been collecting TOO MANY TPBs.
Recently I've really gotten into older Image books. Despite definitely not having the money for it, I recently bought a couple Savage Dragon and SuperPatriot books. Before that, a Spider-Man lot from eBay. Before that, 2 hardcover Amory War books, preceded by an array of Ultimate books, Batman books and X-Men books.
My question, and it's probably a silly one, but does anyone else here prefer trades over single comics? I realize the "collectors value" is better for single issues but I collect these books for the sole reason to read them and know that story haha. Another question, does anyone feel they are "addicted" to collecting TPBs (or comics)? To the point that it's a problem? I wouldn't say it's a problem for me at the moment but I could definitely let a few pay checks pass before buying some new books.