i recently sold all of my dolls (down to the last floating head) for personal and financial reasons. i had no intention of leaving the hobby permanantly, but the time without the dolls has given me the chance to re-evaluate my tastes and what i want, am looking for, and what actually works for the stories i'm trying to tell, whereas before, i feel like i was just buying whatever caught my eye and making a place for them, which was part of my unhappiness with my collection, to begin with. do any of you ever stop and wonder how the heck it is that you've ended up with these dolls that don't really fit into the story you meant to convey, and end up scrapping the entire thing in the form of getting rid of all the dolls to start over? or even wheedled your collection to those one or two that really mattered, and then rebuilt the story around them? i'm starting over from scratch, but i feel like i have a much better hand on it all, now, than i did before : ) victorious are those who... go through the process, mess it up, and start over to (hopefully!) succeed the second time?