I've always liked the HW117 kit and while I much prefer the HP LWs to the machine paints, I have to draw the line at collecting somewhere which means I've never allowed myself to do down the LW route.
Same for me. I am exclusively classic HW. If I pick up a LW or even a OHW in a joblot I move them on. The temptation to collect is too great. Though i identify with HW far more as that is my era. Once the Zombie and LW's came in the late 70's i bought a couple but didnt like them and stopped.
HW's are so diverse they alone are more than enough to collect. All teams have variations .. base combos, flesh or white plastic figures, variations to painting, box types ...even the size of the subbuteo lettering on the inners........I have up to a dozen or more of some team refs..all slightly different.
like you say Ian you have to draw the line somewhere.
oh btw ....very very nice teams Bellcher.