@demoskinos: I definitely agree with that sentiment, and I apologize if I came off as a stodgy old man trying to lay down the law on "how things should be done," or what have you. It's just that, specifically in my case, that box quickly becomes a pile of boxes (that has refused to leave my room for ~5 years) which I never do anything with and that bring me no joy, until I decide to clean house and free myself of this burden...and suddenly I can't bear to part with it. When the things I think are cool about the box can be distilled into a photograph (or a series of them, to be honest), it helps to ease my mind and let me get rid of things I honestly want gone. It's just a mental block on my part rather than an absolute judgment.
Sorry if I'm oversharing, but I definitely subscribe to the "time you enjoyed is never time wasted" philosophy (as well as whatever corollaries apply to material goods), and I don't want to misrepresent myself.