I'm not trying to knock anyone who trades pins. I have a serious question. Why do you do it? My DH and I bought some pins when we were last at WDW, but we bought the pins that we knew that we wanted. They aren't exactly inexpensive. I can't say that we would have traded with anyone who came up to us and asked. I collect nutcrackers. I know why I do that... I like them and I display them from before Thanksgiving until around Valentine's day. I didn't start collecting them to trade with anyone though. I certainly understand wanting to collect pins, but do you really gain more by trading them? When you are a trader, do you only look for others with lanyards, or do you actively seek anyone who has a pin that you might want? I'm just curious. It seems to me that once you get started, it might get very addictive very quickly. Is that what happens?