I never obsessed over any weapons because I knew a level cap increase would happen making the collectors/dupers time wasted.
To an extent same here. I farmed Beatdown and the bar brawl for a few days for a cobra before giving up. Just wanted one to play around with. Figure I'll stop paying BL2 until the cap increase and play something else. Already knocked out all my level fifties and with the cap so close, no reason to farm gear anymore.
I've recently gone through all my banks and vended any items I thought were dupes, leaving only the ones I had found myself or gotten from a legitimate trade, except for a very select few that I am unsure of.
I welcome the 'reset' so to speak. It'll be nice knowing everyone, myself included, has to start back at zero with their max-level collections. Maybe this is why I made WAY too many alts on World of Warcraft...Or on any RPG now that I think about it...I like the idea of starting fresh I suppose.