Hmm, just read the article and I agree that he didn't seem to be telling anyone what they should do, just what he did. Perhaps it helps that I have gone through similar purges. I used to work in the publishing industry and had way too many books. I purged most of them (even the signed ones) and haven't once missed them. I'm no minimalist, but I also abhor clutter. All that said, I have purged a few thousand CDs and would like to purge a few thousand more. Like losing weight, the first few thousand were easy to part with--it's getting harder, now. Streaming services have helped greatly. I still worry that the streaming market will shatter, silo, and then become as pricey as cable TV (which I got rid of years ago), but I haven't gotten rid of anything I really consider essential. Of the things I have gotten rid of, I haven't regretted a thing. I like that after years of collecting, I am now curating my collection. It feels good and worthwhile to me. But that's just me. I wouldn't think twice about someone who had a different opinion. As eric777 said above, collect if makes you happy, purge if it does the same. One size does not fit all.