When contemplating the task of counting my vinyl recordings, I took the easy way out and counted how many records there were in one foot --- [75 average] --- measured my record shelves and did the math. Of course, boxed sets have as much "box" as "vinyl", but I came up with around 12,500 records. Then -- a good friend passed away and his widow asked me the favor of disposing of his record collection of 3500 or so. Over the years, several friends got rid of their collections and I was obliging enough to take them. One friend taught a Jazz class at a local university, so that was a treasure trove of golden discs ! I recently talked a friend into taking about 1500 LPs by first giving him a turntable ! He's coming back for more ! Then there was the booth at the antique mall where every LP was 25 cents ! Some of my best and favorite albums came from there and were in amazingly good condition after a good cleaning.
Having a passion for anything is a good pastime. Think of how dull things would be without having a passion for something meaningful to yourself ! Don't despair ---- enjoy !!