That was really funny, and I can definitely relate to that. I can't say there haven't been times where I haven't wondered if this truly is an addiction.
I loved the part about the variations and how it took the guy 12 Kmarts to find his variant figure, because I remember back in 2005 when I started collecting figures, I was going to every single store that I could to look for the (what I perceived to be incredibly rare and valuable at the time) blue saber variant Palpatine figure with his Office robes. I finally managed to find two at a Kmart after I'd searched a dozen or so other stores. Oh the lengths we go to so we can get our fix.