I've never really collected dolls before BJDs. The closest I came was my My Little Ponies, and while I store most of them away I still have some concerns with the few I leave out. As for my BJDs, I leave them out of their boxes, and as I have 11 of them, I felt that was my cap. While I struggle with how I display them (as I feel sad storing any of them in their boxes), I hoped perhaps I could get away with it because they don't look like normal "toys" and are a little more elegant, plus there weren't too many of them. But as I'm getting nearer to having my own home and own SPACE, so is my desire for more dolls growing. I went to the Resin Hearts BJD convention earlier this month and fell so hard in love with Yo-SD size dolls (of which I have none), and now my fiance is hinting at getting me one for Christmas/birthday. Not only that, I've suddenly started noticing off-topic dolls as well, which I never had any interest in before either. My last trip to Disney a few weeks ago opened my eyes to their newest "Attractionistas' line of dolls and I fell absolutely in love. I resisted and didn't purchase one, but I've been thinking about them ever since. Those dolls have also had a helping hand in me researching the Ever After High Dolls which I've also forced myself to ignore for awhile now. I'll be honest, I feel very conflicted about it. I like finding blogs from other doll owners and watching videos about them, but of course, there are so many "crazy doll lady" articles and fauxumentaries out there to stumble upon as well and yes, they DO get to me. I'm in my mid-twenties, and I'm a self conscious person. It isn't easy for me to shrug off the haters. My desire for pretty dolls and toys is at a constant battle with my longing for an elegant, mature lifestyle. I also wonder if women/people who have children are better able to cope with the stigma as they can obviously combat the "child substitute" stereotype. But what about those who don't have or want children? Is the stigma then even worse?