Agree with everyone’s comments, especially there being folks who basically don’t consider it a “real”collection unless you own certain pins and that theses sort of challenges have always been around, just some times worse than others. My advice is to ignore all that nonsense and just collect what you like. And if something becomes too expensive, especially for the wrong reason, skip it. There are well over 100,000 pins out there and more coming all the time so don’t sweat it. Plenty for your awesome collection. And if something gets run up for the wrong reasons, it will likely come down some day anyway. In the meantime, if you like and enjoy the pins in your collection, you have the most awesome collection possible. At least that’s my corny take on the whole thing.