In this hobby, most of our purchases are done out-of-sight. We share our dolls through photographs, we have some local doll friends. However, overall, it is difficult to know 'who has what', 'who likes what', or even who has come and gone from the hobby. Personally, I find myself sticking to a few companies that I have bought from. I like their products - Volks, Luts, Fairyland, BlueFairy, Souldoll, Soom etc In addition to quality and reliability, the particular style of each company is what attracts me to go back, check out their outfits and new dolls. For example, Rosen Lied has some beautiful tiny outfits and I go back every month to see what else is new. The Collector side of me wants to see more and get more from one of my favorite companies. I found myself in the same situation two years ago when Soom started with the Zodiac MD series. As an avid reader of world mythology, and an addict to Atlus's Megame Tensei Series, the beginning of the Soom first MD series was like a god-sent gift to me. I still remember staying up all night waiting each month for the MD to be released. I am pretty sure I was not alone in this department of Soom Stalkers. When the first series of MD was over, the last two MD, Heliot and Amber, sold more than ever as most of people thought they were the last two Soom would ever made. After Amber was released, we had a short "sadness" time as we all thought Soom was done. Then Soom surprised all with a second MD series with another group of related (somewhat) chimera dolls. However, month after month as each MD is released, although similar, for old Soomed like myself, it seems that the style of the first MD was slowly missing from each MD. For me, the arrival of my Euclase was most magical. I had bought 3 more SG MD and all of the Teenie Gem MD in hope that they could bring the same magic. Now 1.2 years laters after all the buying, opening, trying to work with them, selling and trading, I find myself owning still just the first group of MD. Meanwhile, I feel when I go into the discussion thread or wait room, the old Soomed are no longer there. I am not sure where everyone has gone to. The point of the long post is, deep down, I am like Fox Mulder, I still want to believe. I know Soom can create great work. Meanwhile how do other Soom MD lovers keep your interest in the new dolls? Do you feel being overwhelmed by so many new dolls? Have the 'old Soomed people' purchaed the newer monthlies? Has anyone gotten rid of 'old Soom monthlies' and replaced them with 'newer Soom monthlies' ? If you kept your 'old Sooms' and did not buy 'new Sooms' is it because you have 'too many dolls' ? Is interest in Soom still 'the same' ?