I have no idea why you are assuming I want the book. All I was doing was pushing back against the notion that page count is the only or primary metric of value.The thing people always overlook when making this argument is old books. By this same logic, if I never buy another game book ever again and simply keep using the books I already have, I will dramatically increase the value gained from those books. Further, if I only ever buy the corebook(s) for a game and never buy the modules, I will dramatically increase the value gained from those books as I will be relying solely on them. So if people actually bought into this line of reasoning, the RPG industry would collapse in short order. More likely what it is is fear of missing out combined with most gamer's natural inclinations toward collecting. It's fine that you want the book, but it's silly to try to justify that with this argument.