The value to these collectors isn't just the software. It's the full product including its original packaging. If it was just the software then why would people get them graded and authenticated? By virtue of wanting the original product, it's impossible to replicate. You can get perfectly appearing Monet prints but people won't pay millions of dollars for them because they want originals. There were 13 copies of the original US constitution. Those words can be copied and reprinted a million times, that won't take away from the scarcity of the original documents. Collectors don't want copies, they want originals. Great, I respect that, but it doesn't make your desire to buy them more important than someone else's. Everyone has different tastes, calling people stupid and greedy for making purchases that make them happy just because you won't make the same purchase is beneath you. Nobody's tastes are superior anyone else's. This argument seems not specific to software but rather to individual titles. Consider a book that never got republished so only first editions exist with 20 examples extant. You really want to read it but all copies have private owners and they value them very highly. Are you entitled to read that book assuming it's still under copyright protection? It's up to the copyright holder if they want to authorise more copies and if they can't be contacted, then it's up to the individual book owners if they want to share it with you. The same goes for software. You do not have an intrinsic right to other people's property just because it's easily copied.