there's a similar thread about this topic in the discussion archive, but i figured it was okay to start fresh because it was several years old. mods feel free to delete if you want ;u; have you ever been disappointed by a doll, or some other facet of the hobby (an outfit you waited a month for, a faceup you commissioned or a company faceup even, etc)? what happened? how did you deal with it? i am currently trying to stay really hopeful. i ordered an obscure_kind dohwee during the second preorder way back at the beginning of november. i spent an extra thirty-something dollars to get the "ruddy real" tan skin. the casting company posted progress pictures in january and it looked like such a lovely tan and i was so excited-- but now that the korean orders have been shipped, i've seen a box opening for a tan dohwee and i'm kind of underwhelmed. he doesn't look as tan as the casting company photos, he looks almost NS in almost all of the pictures the owner has posted. i'm not sure if it's their lighting or what, but i'm feeling really down about it. i'm trying to be positive and just wait for my boy to ship to the US (because after all, it could very well just be edited photos/poor lighting/etc and he could be perfectly tan!) but the feeling of disappointment is strong right now.