I have rebooted 3 times:
Started collecting in '72, sold almost all of it as a HS senior in '80
Worked nights in a comic shop in '87-88 and put together a very modest collection, then life happened.
Revisited it all in 2007 and started buying/collecting selling.
Sold almost all my "big books" in '15-'16, and now focused on a filling a short box with a few things for my collection . Still have a few thousand books I take to shows to sell/trade.
Rebooting is fun, and makes the hobby fun and occasionally lucrative.