While I feel sorry for Dan, raising money for an employed professional who probably gets a company laptop ( I think I remember Rorie talking about getting one) and could probably use an office console in the interim seems a little over the top. There are a lot more worthy causes to fundraise for.
It's not like people would be forced into it. I would gladly throw in a few bucks. Replacing three consoles and all those games is very expensive, and I doubt he is rolling in it after having to move to san fransisco. It would just be a nice thing to do, and those who wish to take part could take part.