I do have favorite designers, and I always look at their products.
I always look at "ease of obtaining" I have stopped looking at or buying from sites that I have to spend 30 minutes trying to figure out how to obtain the page displayed or cost too much for what is offered.
I never look at pages, etc. that have whimsical, silly items like teddy bears and funny creatures. I Do NOT look at pages that are busy and piled with items. On the sample layouts I look for and like a place to journal or tell something about the picture posted. I do Not like a picture frame to be half out either side or both sides. I always look at vintage, old, antique, and heritage items.
newspaper looking pages, items, and I have special folders for it,
scrolls and journaling to be added to pages for descriptions, etc.,
tourquoise, aqua items and many, many more.
I have a folder for special sites that have incredible downloads, and a folder I call Awesome--which has pages I am definitely going to use!
I do think I am a collector and have enough for 3 lifetimes.