Don't even talk to me about your wife judging your collection and ebay hunts. Mine is astounded that I have amassed the collection I have. I don't use most of them, but when I was a kid, all I can remeber thinking about was having cool shoes, and a few years ago, you could get some real steals from close outs on ebay, so I decided to buy myself a red rider bb gun so to speak.
I agree with you on the Tyrint II's. I did the same thing, got a pair n ebay for like $12 and I like them a lot more than I would have expected.