During the course of G1 Bionicles run, I was a big fan that tried to collect as many sets as I could each year. But as I grew older, I bought fewer and fewer sets since I at the time felt like I was growing out building these action figures.
2008 was the year when I said to myself it was over. I remember it specifically because I was holding the Tahu Mistika set while in a store thinking of buying it, but I put it back because I realized that maybe I had grown out of Bionicle.
So 2009 passed and I didn't really look back, except for when I first saw the Glatorian and were confused of it (by the way, at this point I knew next to nothing of the story after 2006, for various reasons). I don't know exactly why, but for some reason I went and read the comics on the Bionicle website and found out about everything I had missed, and alongside ordering TLR, I realized that I hadn't really grown out of the line.
So when 2010 came, I was happy to buy some sets. I didn't care they weren't great, since I was glad to be back and figured it was some way of celebrating 10th anniversary or something like.
And then... well, I think you know what happened next.
There couldn't have been a worse time to get back into Bionicle.