What do you think is the minimum kit you need to surf year round where you live? What would be ideal for you if money/storage were not issues? For me in RI:

Minimum:
Wetsuits: Hooded 5/4/3, 3/2, 5mm lobster claw gloves, 7mm boots
Board: 8 ft single fin egg

Ideal:
Wetsuits: hooded 5/4/3, 4/3, 3/2, 2mm longjohn, 2mm shortjohn, 2mm wetsuit jacket, 3 mm hood, 5 mm lobster claw gloves, 7mm boots, 3mm boots, 3mm gloves
Boards: Longboard, shortboard, gunnier single fin egg in the mid-7' area.

I personally can't see surfing more than 3 boards at a time (even if I had unlimited funds), but do see the advantage of having a lot of wetsuit options in the northeast given the variability of water/air temp.