For one reason or another, I've got it stuck in my head that every comic book I buy needs to be in near-mint condition (and that I need to maintain that condition). It's almost become borderline OCD for me: I am apprehensive about reading books more than once (even though I really want to), I try to move my hands often while holding/reading a comic to avoid oily-residue from marking/staining my book, and I dont open the book all the way in fear of damage to the spine.
On Wednesdays when I buy my new books, I am "that guy" that goes through all the books of a particular issue until I find one I am satisfied with, and doesnt have any creased corners, cracked spine, etc..
Am I going too far? I don't envision myself selling my collection in the future, but I am fairly certain my obsession with keeping comics in near-mint condition is attached to the worth or value of any given book. Heck, I'd be thrilled if 40-50 years from now one of my books is worth a few thousand dollars, but I highly doubt any of the books I have will ever be worth that much. In other words, I think the lengths to which I go to maintain the condition of my books is irrational, not to mention the longboxes, bags, and boards I have spent so much money on to keep the comics in the shape I want them to.
How do you handle your comic books? I have considered going completely digital just to not have to worry about the condition anymore, and can re-read them whenever I want without fear of damaging them...
Any advice? I do read the books and do so for enjoyment, I just dont get why I am being so OCD about them.