I fell madly in love with Uncanny X-Men. I started with the Essential collections, but they weren't getting published fast enough so I started going to comic shops and searching for individual issues for everything after #179. When events in the series alerted me to crossovers with New Mutants and X-Factor, I took on those too. I was really determined to get it all read in order, which entailed some ridiculously convoluted checklist-keeping and has resulted in the ownership of a lot of issues and collections I've never even cracked.
Shortly after graduation I spent the better part of the year abroad, where it's really hard to find Marvel comics in English, especially when you're penniless. The long intervals I spent waiting for my next fix took some wind out of my sails, and for the next few years I only managed to read a few issues a month and then I watched Buffy and X-Men got permanently moved to the backseat.
...UNTIL NOW! I got an account at Marvel Unlimited, which I hadn't known was a thing until I read an interview with Charlie Cox where he said a benefit of playing Daredevil is that he gets full access to Marvel comics (I LOVE HIM). And then I didn't realize that it's actually pretty affordable (and there's currently a one-month-free deal), and gives you access to FIFTEEN THOUSAND COMICS.
Every arc I loved, every issue I missed is in there. I can fill in the gaps in my collection and keep going, meet the classic characters I never made it to (helloooo Gambit!). I started with Secret Wars and finally found out what happened between Colossus and Zsaji (he's a hormonal teenage lackwit, just as I expected). And I can branch out, too. Guardians of the Galaxy? Heck yes. (Already started on a few of those and I hate the way they draw Rocket but canon Peter is exactly what I hoped he was.) Daredevil? Why the hell not. Spider-Man? Low priority, but yeah, Spider-Man!
I know this isn't going to interest most of my flist but I had to squee about it. X-Men is back in my life! Hey guys does anyone like comics? Shall we talk about comics??