You and I have a lot in common then. I got into AFI in '00 and yep, my collecting went crazy. Back then, since I lived with my Mom at the time I spent and spent. On a weekly basis I've have multiple packages coming to the house from eBay.
Yeah, back then DOTP EP and the Black Sails EP were gold, but DOTP, probably since it was new and an overall hot item to collect was the holy grail. I have seen Dork's come and go twice and both times I literally could not afford the cost.