Nah, probably not.
Although reading that post, I think I perhaps do paint compulsively. I certainly agree with the whole 'painting creep' thing; the only thing destroyed in an Apocalypse game is a young child's bank account and my own faith in capitalism. But I think, in my defence, that I need to be set targets sometimes. 50 guardsmen don't just paint themselves, and (shame though it is), a bit of tough self-discipline is what's required to prevent an unopened box from gathering dust on your shelf for years.
|I once was blind ...|
|... but now I see!|
Perhaps my compulsive organisation stems from a Freudean childhood nightmare; specifically the hours I would regularly spend rifling through an enormous box of Lego in search of a single elusive piece to complete my airship/train/bank/full-scale crossbow.
Moving on; today I also spent some time completing a planning chart. I'll hold up my hands and confess to the OCD nature of my planning, but I really needed this. It's basically a chart which shows all the models I need for my army, including heavy weapons, tank crew, sergeants, etc, and exactly what I've bought/completed. A full review has spared me from nearly double-buying some units and highlighted a few odd blisters I need. Apart from the spidery handwriting, I think it's clear what I mean from the picture.
|The Second Battalion ... on paper, at least|
At the end of the day if you have a 'bitz pile' and you're happy with how you spend your time, just carry on: every gamer is an individual and some enjoy the dip-in-and-out factor that wargaming allows. Only if, like me, you found yourself painting up two sergeants by mistake for the same squad, or searching for hours in a bits box for a bolter arm that was never there, maybe this post is for you. Maybe.