Are most artists into collecting stuff? To me, that's part of of who I am, although it's often a love/hate relationship. Sometimes I envy those who don't create because their lives and homes seem simpler. But they do border on sterile, at least that's how my life would seem if every thought and action didn't somehow seem to involve making something. I'm not going to lie, making money is among those thoughts (and on a good day, actions). Mainly a question of survival/freedom so I can create!
One of my favorite quotes (albeit deliciously cynical) is from Frank Zappa:
"An artist is someone who makes something from nothing and sells it for a lot of money."