More on Comiket -- part 1 is here
If you're hitting the major circles or hoping to get the Comiket special stuff from the commercial booths, your life is very simple. You will stand in line, get things, stand in another line, get things, and then your day will be over. (I kid. But only slightly.)
But if you're not doing that, Comiket provides you with some interesting conundrums. The smaller circles especially -- they'll print maybe a hundred copies, and once they sell out, they're gone, never to be reproduced. These items are available only one day, and, given the size of Comiket, it's even odds that you'll never walk past the booth again. Even if you do, it may have sold out. You have to act as if you'll never see any given work again. It does something to a person, being surrounded by this surfeit of ephemeral work. You feel that you either have to buy immediately, or else you feel that scarcity becomes meaningless. That is, these works are unique, but so are many other things. If I don't buy them, there will always be others. I felt both ways at different times. As a consequence, while I regret many things, among them I now have to number not buying some ICO doujinshi.
But again, there is always more. There's a lesson there, if you like.