3D Printers Anonymous
On the photography boards you will hear the expression GAS for Gear Acquisition Syndrome, as in those in the avocation the to accumulate cameras, lenses and accessories without bound.
I can't ever imagine more than one printer, but I can see the same principle applying.
I am guilty of it but with computers. I worked hard past few years to not have 4 computers at once anymore, excluding console and home server/NAS. I swear they just spawn themselves from replaced parts 🙁
I can see having 2 printers being OK, if one breaks you have a backup. MINI is pretty compact and can handle PETG and ASA if you need to print broken or newer parts, some other even smaller toy-like printers may not have heated bed.
Same here but not as many.
I was able to stop at 4.
* Enclosed MK2.5 for everything and high temp.
* Half enclosed MK3s+MMU2s for PLA/PETG and MMU
* Small MP select mini v2 (modified and improved) for small prints and to go
* i3 clone from spare parts with Hemera hotend for Flex
Every new printer need to have some special purpose. Maybe the next one will be bigger size but I'm waiting for Prusa XL.
Luckily I'm still able to resist to all creality like printers and SLA/SLS printers.
I think you have to make a distinction between printers you have that actually work and those that don't due to some issue, hardware, software or both. Officially, I have five working printers, a MK3 w/ MMU2, a MK3 upgraded to MK3S , two Minis and a MakerBot Replicator2. For non-working printers, I have a 2nd MakerBot Replicator2, a Tinkering Ditto and a Ditto+ and two Fabtotums I bought in a weak moment from a Kickstarter compaign. Worst investment I ever made. So, I guess 5 out of 10 isn't all that bad.