You had some cool toys in your collection. I've got all the Dinobots and all the Predacons (although Predaking's missing a hand). But i only got them during adulthood. The Predacons were never released in the UK and only knew about from comics and cartoons.
I think its because the demand wasn't there as much. The Actionmasters, Micromasters and Pretenders weren't of the same quality as earlier toys. And the kids who'd grown up with G1 were now in their teens, and therefore interested in other things.