I am a "revolving door" type of owner, meaning I buy, sell and trade dolls very frequently. I do have my first doll and and his son that I have had for ages (first for 11 years, son for about 8 years in total though reshelled twice as he "grew up") but most of my crew rotates and changes frequently. I am a roleplayer, and my long term RP tends to last on average about 3-5 years until the story runs its course and I start something new. Even though I keep the main characters for the duration of the story, side characters often drop off or get added and I probably only keep those dolls on average for about a year. I've never kept my crew exactly the same without selling and/or buying for more than about 6 months. When I sell a doll, I also sell off their character specific accessories, but will keep basic clothing items and shoes for other dolls. Things like eyes and wigs vary. If it's a basic wig or natural eye color, I keep them to reuse, but if it's unique, I sell them since I won't reuse something so character defining. I've sometimes seen people heavily criticizing or even attacking people for buying and selling too often, being fickle and indecisive or not loving their dolls enough. It made me wonder if most collectors keep theirs forever or swap out often. How many of you are like this too? Do you often sell and buy or trade or keep them all long term? If you do, why do you swap out your crew so often? Are you happy with the frequent changes or do you wish you could get your crew just right and never change again? How often do you change it? Do you also buy, sell and trade clothing and accessories often, or do you keep a good collection to reuse with incoming dolls? And for those who don't change theirs often or at all, what keeps you bonded to your dolls or attached enough to never want to let them go? How long did it take you to get your crew just right? Would you like to change it more often or is your crew perfect as is? Do you frequently make or buy new clothes and accessories, or is your doll set for life once they get a permanent outfit?