I'm having quite a struggle right now, and I thought there might be others out there with the same problem as me (and that maybe we could help each other out).
I have a limited LEGO budget. That is, I have about $0. Yep, zero. If I wanted, I could sell my Imperial Flagship (from 1992) for about $50 on eBay. I could then buy a complete set series 3 or 4 collectible minifigures (on eBay). Or, I could buy the upcoming Naboo Starfighter, or other set. Or, I could get the Geonosian Fighter, and some collectible minifigs.
I'm getting busier as time goes on--and I'm only going to get more busy--so that means my LEGO life is mostly picking up some pieces, and messing around with them for, say, 5 minutes today, 15 minutes day after tomorrow, (maybe about an hour a week).
So: Do I get minifigs? Or sets? Or a combo? I am into "swooshability" and "customization/rebuilding" but the minifigs are SOOOO cool! I so dislike this internal conflict! :)