My story in depth:
2008 was cool, I wanted a set, got Gavla as a party favor at a friend's party. Christmas came, got Tahu Mistika. I loved to go onto the website and play the games or watch the "creepy" '07 trailers (my favorite year). '09 happened, I got two sets, it was cool, I played the BTD: Bionicle edition, and then '10 happened.
As a naive kid, I didn't realize that meant the end (I collected every Star anyways). HeroFactory came out, and while I at first was skeptical, I watched the show and loved it. Surge and Furno came, I collected mainly the villains, I've customized a Hero Recon, as well as was gifted one, and then Bionicle 2015 came out.
At this time, my mom had a rule: "No more Bionicle." And so, 2015 passed with no new Constraction, as well as '16. And so when I discovered TTV, my interest peaked, and now I'm trying to go back and make up for lost years.