But, how many have bought and refrigerated tons of their favorite films and papers
For b&w 35mm, I have enough now and on order to last me several years. It's easy to store bulk cans. For sheet film, at least two. 120 I could use more. Probably more Fuji Acros and 400H in 120. Color I don't stockpile so much. It's partly a price issue as well as an availability issue. I just bought a pile of 4x5 FP4+ because I could get a good deal and the price is going up soon. But yes, the retail supply chain prefers that we buy continuously rather than occasionally in bulk.