Has anyone else noticed they have become more discerning about downloading freebies as time goes by? Last year was my first iNSD and I could not get enough of all the free downloads! I was desperate for materials back then - I had just started doing digital scrap stuff in March, and I didn't want to spend money yet if the habit wasn't going to stick, so this massive windfall of freebies was heaven! I downloaded everything in sight; I'm pretty sure I took each and every piece I came across, because I didn't know yet what my tastes were and what would be useful in the future.
I'm surprised this time around at how many blog trains I've passed up completely, mainly because I don't really love the colors. I already have so many kits I've never used, and while contemplating the GingerScraps blog train palette tonight I went and peeked into my Kits folder to look at all the pretty as-yet-unused kits whose colors I like better. Sometimes there will be a designer here and there who made something really special for their part of the train, but since I'm trying to streamline my Project Life process (so many weeks behind!) I am trying to stick to kits, so I haven't even downloaded those individual nice portions. I've also passed up a ton of templates because again, mostly just doing Project Life, and so all the fun and fancy templates will just take up HD space.
I guess I am developing tastes and preferences in this arena, which is pretty fun to realize! And my internet is pretty slow, so being more discerning is saving me a ton of time and download grief.