@LasDK: If you go in with hoarder mentality, then it's a problem. But the game isn't about that, it's about surviving in the wild with limited resources, and the game is balanced as such. So there is no need to hold onto specific items for longer than a battle. You pick them up all the time, and you end up getting good weapons regularly given that you engage with strong enemies. It's well designed in that you always have a sense of scavenging and engaging with strong enemies and getting decent rewards for doing so. I know hoarder mentality is a natural human trait, but just let it go and you'll enjoy BotW so much more. If specific strong weapons were required for enemies, then it would be a problem, but the game isn't designed that way, which is why it's fine. It's just people's hoarder mentality that's holding them back from enjoying the weapon durability.