I started out many year ago just installing your basic lights around the yard and on the house. It was just several hundred lights. But that was not good enough for me! I went several thousand
Yeup, I am in the same boat. My wife keeps a tight fist on the checkbook when light sales are going on. Oh I get some, but I don't get to double my light count every year. :D My light count may have gone down this year as I don't think I will be using ANY rope light this year.
It is had to have a nice balance between the largest display in the area, and still having a friendly rivalry with online friends.
That is what makes this hobby/maddess/obsession so great.