Of course, you just accumulate records over the years. You buy some. In my job you get given others. Then you start hanging on to the third album because you quite liked the first one, which is no way to carry on. If you were born in a certain era you never shake off the feeling that records are precious even when they're clearly not.
If I was starting again now, this is what I'd do:
Although I agree with much of David's list, of course I still end up doing the opposite, especially with the last one:
Don't waste time trying to like things you don't like because you think you ought to. It's supposed to be popular music, for God's sake.