I really love the Power of the Towers pin badge , I've always thought the staff badges are much better and this definitely looks like one.
I think I used to want to collect every badge, but now Merlin are producing more, I'm treating it more like Disney pins so I will only buy the ones I really like now. Especially now the price is higher than previous.
Totally agree with this. We need more badges designed in the same way as the staff badges are!
I'm the same in that I used to want to collect all the badges, but now I'm only buying the ones I like and the ones that represent something to me (e.g. if a rie has certain memories attached to it, or if I've dedicated a significant amount of time to covering it for TTSP like I did with Wicker Man). I'm treating the pins much more like I do when I visit foreign parks now in that I have to buy them for a reason and not for the sake of it - for example last year I got pins for Fury 325, Mystic Timbers, and Steel Vengeance as those were three of my favourites rides on my trip, and this year I will similarly only buy pins for the rides that I enjoy the most. It's too easy to fall down the rabbit hole of buying all the pins!