I've beem chattering about getting a BJD since 2008 or so, but after going to my first meetup and having seen them in real life, I'm extra inspired to save money, do layaway, and basically do whatever I need to in order to have one for my very own! When I first started shopping for BJD's, I was smitten by Souldoll's Osu and Iplehouse's Soo Ri & Lion. By now, Iplehouse has released their freaking GORGEOUS EID dolls, and Akando, Chase, and Tedros have joined the "serious consideration" list. Of course, my interest in taller dolls has also led me to look more closely at Souldolls' Zenith dolls, and I'm fairly smitten by Chiron. Granted, I still think the 60 cm boys I mentioned before are gorgeous, etc. The fact that Souldoll has a (relatively easy) layaway plan only makes Chiron that much more appealing, though I'm interested in him regardless. A pal of mine has mentioned that Chiron might be "too much" for a first doll, expressing concern that he might get damaged accidentally due to common newbie mistakes & naivete, etc. What do you think? Is one doll 'better' as a first doll than another?