I started with 40-50° eyepieces, and discovered 60-65°. Wow, what an improvement.
Then I found 82°. Man, was I in hog heaven.
But then the attraction for small highly accurate eyepieces meant collecting more 40-50° eyepieces on top of the 82° ones.
Then came 100° eyepieces and I sold all the narrower ones.
Till I got a scope where a narrow apparent field eyepiece resulted in a wide true field, then some narrow ones came back (but not too narrow) for that scope.
And then astigmatic vision, requiring glasses and long eye relief eyepieces longer than 11mm.
It's an evolution.
I'm not as hard core an observer as many here on CN. I only average 8-10 hours a month under dark skies with a 12.5", and about the same with a 4" apo here in LA.
(until recently, of course).
I observed many more hours a month back in the late '80s/ early '90s, in between wives. My wife collects shoes. Every now and then, she feels guilty and says,
"Honey, don't you need an eyepiece or two?" I immediately say, "Why yes, honey, I do." Never look a gift horse in the mouth.