You should do what I did, go work on a Little Bay/Shafmaster boat for a little while, that'll cure ya!
Most guys that fish 800 will buy 100 new every year and cycle out the oldest/worst traps. My best traps Ive ever had I bought used. They are getting beat up but they still outfish my other traps almost 2/1. I even made some clones and they dont fish the same.Good working traps can often be bought off commercial lobsterman for a fraction of the new cost - not quite sure why they sell them this way, bought some really nice stuff in the past w/ buoys line and everything from folks still in the business, might just be their way of cycling old gear out before it's worthless. I would not try to start with 100 new traps, being new, stupid, and/or pissing people off you are going to lose a bunch inevitably.. Keep track of who is in the area and where their gear is, if a whole string disappears and someone else's buoy's show up, that gives you a good indication of who to take your frustration out on .. isn't bad to mark you gear secretly either.