I think I'm at 4 from AE this year (and a few from other makers)... funny because before I walked in to the AE store late 2014 I didn't even care about quality shoes...LOL
I told my SA at the store that I had only a couple more to go and then I was done for a long time too, and he just looked at me and laughed...If I can't convince him, how can I convince myself!
I'm up to 8 this year but in all fairness I've completely rebooted my wardrobe (I'm already rationalizing lol). I told my girlfriend I just needed boots and I would be done. She agreed and I ordered an amazing pair of Daltons in oxblood.
I spent a good hour in nordstram rack yesterday. Thankfully we had a dinner reservation and had to leave because at one point I think I was carrying 6 boxes of shoes.