I always wonder if I should have continued with Z/Nissan cars, maybe I would have been more established with that brand today- no regrets, however. I know a lot more today and still learning.
You're singing my song, Hoover. I also took a good 10 years off of my Z car hobby and suddenly i find myself obsessing over wheel option at 3am, plotting how to make enough room in my garage for a 2nd car to part-out. Feels like just yesterday my roomie and I sold off an entire shed full of spare transmissions, engine blocks, manifolds, and interior trim.
If I think about it too long, I start beating myself up for ever walking away. But I think sometimes a guy just needs a change of scenery to keep the mind from growing stagnant. And if I didn't bail when i did, my life today would look very different. I doubt I would have met my wife. At least you were smart enough to keep your old cars in storage. =) This thread makes me happy to read.