I haven't been in the hobby too long, but just recently I discovered a bad side. I'm not sure what other people's views are but to me it wasn't particular pleasant. Too often I see people only interested in the brightest, most unusual colours or structural morphs out there that will collect the most money. So-called plain old wild types or animals with natural earthly tones or with low contrast seem to be regarded as literal garbage, and apparently only poor, uneducated newbies would ever be interested in them. Even animals from particular locales are simply seen as dull and boring in comparison to the more popular locales. I know people have different preferences and that's fine, but surely unusual bright colours and patterns isn't all that is governing the hobby today? I admit that there are some stunning morphs out there, but for me a portion of my collection was purely selected because I found them interesting and they were closer to home in a way, and because that's what I remember growing up with. Rant aside, the fact that wild-type animals are often regarded as garbage bothers me the most. Isn't it from within the wild is where we fell in love with reptiles? What's everyone's reasons for having a particular species/locale/colour in their collection?