So, I used to be really involved in the BJD hobby; I owned two dolls and about four years ago I decided to sell them both and get out of the hobby. For the most part, I had no regrets and never really thought about BJDs unless I was looking through photos I took of them- the only time I really missed them, I guess. And about a month ago, a BJD popped up on my dashboard on Tumblr and it reminded me of this hobby, so I logged on to DoA for the first time in years and found a bunch of BJD related Tumblrs and started following them. I find myself really loving dolls again, especially the photography options they offer. But thinking about saving up for a doll and then having to save up for all of the accessories and modifications I'd need definitely turns me away from buying a doll again. I really love doll photography, just not so much the doll-owning part of it and I really don't think I'll be saving up and buying myself a doll any time soon, if ever. Am I the only one out there? If not, how do you guys cope? I've thought about trying to find people that would let me take pictures of their dolls but I know how some owners are with others handling their dolls and the fact that it would be their doll and I would be unable to customize it how I please. What have you found are good alternates to owning a doll? And doll owners, how do you react to people like me?