As a collector (not yet a very good player) with over a dozen guitars so far, (and no I don't think that's a lot) I got tired of the expense and room taken up by so many hard cases. My most expensive guitars deserve their own hard case but otherwise gig bags work great for keeping the dust off in home storage. You need one or two hard cases for each type of guitar you own for carrying to practice or gigs. In my case LP, SG, Strat/Tele, 335, Dreadnought, etc. But lately I've been buying $50 gig bags and like them.