I hope it's okay for me to talk here like that, after all I only have one BJD and might look like a newbie to you. Still this is a topic that really made me go O.o; when I realised about it, and so I thought I'd post it. Lately I realised (be it because i never paid attention to that before or before the habit changed) that here and elsewhere, people are getting rid of their minis, in order to get the supposedly "better" tall ones, or even 'upgrade' the characters to the tall bodies. This makes me wonder. I really do understand that people don't just focus on one type and have both, SD and MSD, or if they realise after a short time they only want one type and stick to that. But why do some people love their MSD for months or even years and talk of having bonded so well, yet then all suddenly part with them as if they meant nothing to them? o_o Sure, my first and currently only BJD is a mini, as so many's people first doll, and no, I didn't see the tall ones before my decision either. But I got Alexi after looking at all kinds of different MSD and SD-sized dolls, and decided for Hoo simply because the facemold was so fitting, and not because of the price. By now I did see and hold SDs, and I really do like them and am saving for one now too (although my second doll will be a mini as well :3), but still I love my Alexi dearly, and nothing can make me sell him or 'upgrade' his body just because he's smaller. (and as pointed out in another thread here, MSD have so many advantages too.) To me, he's worth just as much as any SD, and once I might have that SD they'll peacefully coexist without any ranks set by their size. So I was wondering, what exactly is the reason that many people think that SD are the only 'real' ones BJD to have, and why do they replace their previously dear MSD? Do they get the dolls just for the size, not for the mold? Or did they get the minis first because of the price, not because they wanted them, and realised only now they don't like them? o_o;; Surely on meetups the SD ones are the stars of the meeting, and when walking in public with a doll, the SDs are more likely to get attention. But I cannot imagine that this is the whole reason to get the SDs? And no, this post isn't meant as offense to anyone, I am just being curious about reasons and opinions. ^^;; It seems so loveless to me, as if the MSD meants nothing just because they are small (and cheaper).