My response is below. I didn't have to consider my answer for a moment. Scrapbooking is a constant in my life that I never intend to give up.
I think this is a personal preference. I have scrapbooked for over 30 years. I have a scrapbook from my first year of college that is one of my greatest treasures. It is filled with pages from the first night I met my daughter's father. The next album has journaling and memorabilia from out dating and marriage.
When my father passed away a few years ago, I placed his favorite family scrapbook in his coffin so he will have a part of us for eternity.
I cannot imagine a time when I will not scrapbook. One of my greatest fears as I age is not having the dexterity to make scrapbook pages.
I don't have an issue with the amount of money I spend on my craft. It is my vehicle for self expression and in a real way my source of sanity. I have cut back on the amount of supplies I've purchased in 2014 in order to force myself to use more of what I have; but I have no intention of a total freeze unless my financial situation changes.I am in the final stages of purging my extensive cache of scrapbook supplies. I have given every paper, sticker and album a heartfelt evaluation before choosing to keep it or let it go so that someone else can find pleasure in my treasure.
If everyone in the world stopped creating scrapbook pages, I will continue to scrapbook.
Scrapbooking isn't for everyone. It doesn't have to be. It is however a vital part of my life. Who's with me?