I've been gaming since 1978 and started buying Dragon Magazine from issue #48, but even though I bought Dragon regularly, the issues from the mid 200’s to the end of the magazine were usually purchased and put in the pile of “to be read”.
At the time my pursuits were elsewhere (like trying to convince my not-yet-wife to go out with me), so the pile languished and at some point was boxed up. I have the Dragon archive discs so I had the first 250 issues covered and have referred to them often. I continued to buy dragon out of habit, even though I wasn’t a fan of any of the later editions (my heart belongs to 2nd edition).
So the other day I was cleaning the garage and I ran across a box with issues #251- #280. And I discover that the majority of them are from the 2nd edition days (issue #274 was the first 3rd edition issue), which meant I had over a year’s worth of 2nd edition dragon magazines that I had never gotten around to reading!
It couldn't have come at a better time, as my online 2nd ed. campaign is in full-swing. So now I’m having a great time, perusing my forgotten treasures.