My friend cannot understand my new found interest. He cannot seem to get his head around the joints. He was even saying he thought Barbie dolls were more appealing. His attitude is that in this day and age the technology should be there to have more realistic joints with equal or more poseability and that paying so much for a doll with what he calls 19th century bodies is crazy. I told him about some silicon bodies they make but to me they are less poseable and their softness lacks the appeal. I like the look and feel of the resin on my new doll. Covering up the joints with clothing is one way of hiding them. But you cannot do that with every outfit. I felt a little like I was being attackec about it as he was very forceful with his point of view and I did not have much of an argument to counter his attack.