For one thing, they get all tangled up in each other. It doesn't matter how many little compartments I have, I end up throwing them all in the same one. So compartments aren't a good idea.
Another problem is, just like socks...I can never find a matching pair when I want one! I spend so much time rifling through the tangle of dangles and hoops, that I give up.
While browsing through Etsy, I discovered this beautiful and seemingly handy piece:
Earring Frame from ParadiseHillDesgins
I might just have to buy this!