I'm no Hollywood Star, I'm a High School teacher, and yes, I do spend a lot on this stuff, but I almost always get it at a discount. I either buy from a friend, who owns a game store up in Burbank, who gives me a good discount, or I get them from Ebay. Even the place where I get them painted gives me a great discount.
On Ebay you can find many good buys. Many figures are painted badly, and while some may see that as a put off, I see the badly painted miniatures as a great investment; after all, they can be stripped.
With 200 Ents you would probably be able to take on all my armies! I'll get more of those some day, just so I can do the Fall of Isengard scenario.
I now have more elves! Scored a great deal on Ebay Germany. I got 8 Galadrim mounted troops, 32 Galadrim plastic warriors, 32 Galadrim Guard (the metal ones), Haldir, Legolas, Thranduil, Celeborn, and a stormcaller, plus WOTR bases, all pro-painted for $430.00
I think teachers over there earn more money than here in Belgium.
And yes i agree any more pics of those grand armies would be great!