This is really an interesting topic. There are lots of reasons why people downsize their collections. Some want to be able to manage the amount of dolls they have, others may be planning on getting a new doll to replace the one they let go. In my case, I have "evolved" into someone who isn't really attached to their dolls or objects in general. I've come to a point in my life where I want to be free of unnecessary material possessions. Of course, I'm not going to be as extreme as Fumio Sasaki, who discarded all of his possessions so he can live a life free of material objects.I still need my clothes, shoes and accessories so I can look presentable at my workplace. I turned to Minimalism because I was burdened by objects. I remember buying the dolls and the joy of having them, taking photos of them, attending doll meets and meeting other collectors. However, now that I've focused on my career and living a less cluttered life, most of my things (including doll) don't make me happy anymore. I had to make the difficult choice of letting go. I started with books. I had a lot of books! Hundreds of them--most of them I have not read but I thought I would have the time to read. But I let go of them all because I had realized I will not have time to read all of them. Once I got over the hurdle of letting go of my stuff, I let go of plenty of clothes and shoes. I've had some life-changing decisions that I had to make and face in the last few years. I've also been inactive in the forums for a very long time and I have all my dolls in storage. I'm at a point in my life where I can't keep my doll collection since I'm traveling a lot and do not have a large space to display/showcase all my dolls. I will keep 2, since the y will be mementos of that stage in my life where I had the joy of collecting these beautiful dolls!