Hi everyone. I've been thinking about this for a while and it's really been bothering me, since I have devoted so much time and money to these dolls. Mods, feel free to delete this if the topic has been discussed already. I couldn't really find anything that concerned this issue. Multiple times, I have heard people refer to their dolls that are around three-four years of age as "very old" or even "ancient" and "damaged". Perhaps it depends on how well you care for your dolls, but I must say that four years time to me is nothing and considering how much money we are paying for these dolls, shouldn't they keep their quality or overall value for more than a four year period? I'm pressed to find anyone really, who has kept their dolls for more than two-three years before selling them (though I'm certain there are people out there who have held on to their dolls much longer than this, which leads me to create this thread). It causes me some anxiety, because I would really like to have my dolls around longer than that and because I payed this much money for them, I expect them to last a long time as well. I know the dolls are very delicate and need a lot of care. And I realize many of them have been "well loved" and played with often, which can hasten the wear on them. Please feel free to come forward with your opinions. Here are some questions: What do you consider to be an "old" doll? Do you think the dolls hold their value? Do you own an aged or damaged doll? If so, what do you plan to do with it? How old are your dolls and how long do you plan to keep them?