Most of my gear was purchased used. I have little to no issue with buying used gear. Most of the time, I actually prefer it. As for the volume of gear in my collection, most of what I own isn’t top shelf or vintage. The bulk of it is professional grade, but modestly priced. In the majority of cases, I tend to buy used gear that was priced to move – even if I never actually wanted it. Once I get it back to the studio, I either discover that it’s something I never knew I always wanted, or realized I could trade it away for something I actually want (aka: trade fodder). Trading for a nice piece of gear I really want for the small price I paid on the item I didn’t want is kind of a rewarding feeling. But all that said, most of it was collected surrounding either a low selling price or as part of an advantageous trade offer.