LEGO is like crack for tech types it's true. I know a couple of grown men who spend frankly ridiculous amounts of money on the "hobby".
And that's what puts me off. Little teeny sets with 5 parts and an instruction manual now go for the type of money I don't want to put down for toys. I love lego, I love the idea of lego, I still know exactly where my sizable collection is from my childhood years: still in a glass jar in the same cupboard it inhabited when I was 2. But holy cow has that shit gotten expensive!
If I felt the price were reasonable I'd probably buy crates of the stuff. But as it is I have other grown-up responsibilities.