I am a user of cast iron, not a collector. I have several pieces (6 or 8) that are my regularly used cookware. I buy what I like, usually in somewhat rough condition, and restore it myself. I like the idea of using something that has served so well for so many decades. My most recent and probably final piece is this Griswold #12 from sometime before 1929. I waited years for this pan to come along. I paid more for it by far than any of my others, but still a small fraction of eBay prices. I find some people have a strange relationship with cast iron. Many own some and don't know what to do with it. I have offended some people by refusing to buy/take their pans, even after explaining that I am not a collector and don't want to start. I have offered to restore the pans for some at no charge so they might be able to use and enjoy them. I have had few takers. Some are emotionally attached to grandma's pan, but are intimidated by it at the same time. Who else cooks with pans far older than they are?