@protoaddict Look man, I have a similar story. Until recently, I owned basically everything there is to own in Vintage and Old School. I had complete sets of Arabian, Antiquities, Legends, The Dark and Fallen Empires, Unlimited and CE Power, 4 Shops, 4 Bazaar, 40 duals, etc and could build basically any Vintage and Old School deck. That came to me with a lot of good trades I made during the 20+ years I play this game and a bit of money from work too. What does that mean to the health of the format? Nothing at all. It was just me in a sea of goodies and no one else.
You know why? Because anyone here can trade their huge Commander collection for Power, but WHY on Earth would they do it? I always told people that I had Power because I chose to, instead of having Legacy or Modern collections, for example. And that's partly true. But why should anyone give up their Legacy/Modern/Commander collections for Vintage? Why would anyone get out of healthy formats, with weekly tournaments and GPs and big kitchen tables or whatever to play... with no one at all?
I'm giving up my Old School collection because of that. Why should I keep all this beautiful expensive treasure to play with no one instead of building 1 Legacy, 1 Modern and 1-2 Commander decks (at a bare minimum) and actually play the game?
That's why I said this is an elitist view that comes from countries that actually have uses for Power and whatever. In the rest of the world buying power makes absolutely no sense unless from a collector point of view.