I don't cry when one of these break.
At least one has already hit the floor this year.
They are not the unique, boutique baubles, but they do still play a role in sparkling up the tree. I snap them up just as readily at the thrift store (by the box or randomly tossed into a "$1.00" bag) as I do an old, rare ball.
I am a magpie attracted to shiny objects when it comes to acquiring Christmas ornaments!
And sometimes I am about as discerning.