Attention: If this thread is deemed innapropriate or not suitable, please, by all means have it removed/locked. I am doing this out of curiosity, so if I offend the forums, I deeply apologize. This thread is only for those who are comfortable discussing financial things. If you are uncomfortable stating how much money you spend, do not post. I do not want any one to feel obligated to do this, nor do I want anyone to get in trouble over it. _________________ I am just curious about how many of you wish to play a game. How much money have you spent on BJDs all together? (estimate to where you are comfortable or simply do not answer this question at all) Did you realize until now how much, in total, you have spent on this hobby? I'm talking about dolls, faceups, clothes, shipping, wigs, maitenance, protection (stuff like MSC), materials to do faceups or make other things. Shipping for all the things you've bought on DoA, shipping for sending your heads out. EVERYTHING. I AM NOT asking you to state the exact number of your spendings. I am more asking you to realize the full expense of your hobby. If you want to state your total amount, feel free to do so at your own will. I repeat that I am not asking anyone to state the total costs of their spendings. I would not wish to force anyone into a situation where they had to state their financial situations. The reason I am asking this question is because I just did my own personal add up just the other day. It easily over $2000. (I shall edit that out if needed). This shocked me. I am only 15 years of age, so that is quite a large sum of money. Don't get me wrong, I knew this hobby was expensive when I first got into it. But for some reason when you add it all up, it just seems like more of a big deal. I would never have even thought of it until my cousin opened my eyes. I started to think about all the other things I could have bought or done with my money. I started to regret my purchases. Then I realized that these dolls make me more happy then any other material possession could. That I didn't waste a penny. And all of the sudden, I began to appreciate them six hundred times more than I had before. So I just wanted to know how other people viewed the hobby after seeing how much money they'd spent. Does it feel wasted? Or do you regret nothing? Or are your feelings somewhere in between?