@Lee Willis posted:
And I like to play with numbers, so the fact that I can run many different sort routines, pattern recognition, and other analysis (regression of original cost vs. my rating of satsifaction, or trending of price of locos I've bought over time) that you can't do in a database program (although you can dump from Access into Excel, of course)
Everyone has different levels of comfort with any program. Playing with numbers is not my thing, that is why I like my database. Easy setup, easy to use, easy to find data, easy to analyze what I have for forum posts. There are plenty of free ones out there too.