I am new to the world of BJD's and awaiting my first doll. I made the plunge around three weeks ago (after debating forever with myself as I also collect other types of dolls...) and ordered and paid. There is a three week period to wait before shipping and I find myself checking and rechecking;waiting for the notice that she has been shipped. I have already ordered lots of "stuff" for her and have plans for face-up and props; so much so that I'm finding myself *almost* burned out from planning. Reading here on DOA makes me realize that three weeks is nothing compared to some who who has to wait for months on end for their (paid for) doll to me made. The feeling is, for me, totally different than having a doll on a long lay-away. And I find that my own impatience is getting the better of me. It makes me wonder how others feel and cope while waiting for their doll? Especially those who's having to wait maybe three months or more.