I voted no. When I resumed my collection of US stamps, about 2 years ago, after a 20+ years absence, I was overwhelmed by the number of stamps I had to find and purchase. Thanks to the availability of online services, eBay
, hipstamps, etc, and this forum, the task was made much easier. Much more convenient than going to stamp shows (other than some local shows in my area), dealers' stores, the philatelic window at my local post office or the postal service. At the outset, I decided to stop in the early 90's but then decided to continue to 2000, notwithstanding my dislike of adhesive backed stamps, the numerous booklet and multiple stamp issues, and what I considered silly looking stamps. Needless to say, the huge number of stamps issued each year (the chart posted was great), the cost of postage (and the fact that I hardly ever use mail any more), pre-mounted album pages or the cost of mounts factored into my decision. As for the future, my children and grandchildren, with whom I have discussed my "collection", showed little interest and I doubt very much that they or their children will be disappointed that I stopped collecting. Nor do I feel that currently issued stamps will ever have any increased value. However, I do appreciate some of the comments contained in this thread. I am disappointed that my grandparents didn't buy and preserve classical US stamps when they came to the US but that is because those classical stamps are what made stamp collecting interesting to me and helped me lean so much about history and the country. Collecting for the sake of collecting is good enough for me and I would rather concentrate on going back and filling in those issues that were (and probably still are) beyond my financial reach, rather than spend my resources on issues that I don't find interesting or artistic.