Well. I'm one of those people who thought they'd stop at 3. I currently have 26, with a 27th on the way :p. None of my dolls stay in their boxes. All of them are on display. I bought a cupboard especially for them - yay Ikea! Mind you, you can't really put an awful lot of tall SDs in there, so some of my large dolls have, um, spilled over to a side table. Of the 26, 9 are tall SDs (62-70 cm), 2 are small SDs (50 cm), 7 are MSDs (the one on the way is an MSD too), and the others are tinies. The smaller ones are never overwhelming - I worry a bit that I may be capable of getting a sheer unlimited number of them O_o - but I'm definitely calling a hold to the larger ones, mostly for reasons of space and the fact that they are, quite literally, rather a handful. (I couldn't part with any, though.) There's not a lot of them that I've actually finished. Most of them are medieval characters and I do their face-ups, blush their hands and make their clothes, shoes and accessories. That means that one doll takes quite a bit of time to finish; also, as they have rather unusual sizes, there is some trial-and-error involved in my pattern drafting. Sometimes I feel bad about the number of unfinished dolls. I mean, I used to buy new dolls only as the ones I already had were finished, but then I abandoned that principle, and I do feel a bit annoyed with myself about that. On the other hand, well, I pick up the doll for whom I have a concrete idea and then start working on it until it's all done, at my own pace. Which is great. I'm in no hurry. 'Endless work in progress' actually sound just fine to me. Sometimes I do have an itch and think, 'OMG here are two dolls who should really get new outfits because I have got so much better at making clothes than I was when I made these outfits, and there are five on whom I haven't even got started!', and that's a bit 'so many dolls, so little time', but - well, I do one at a time, and with each one I finish, I feel very pleased. In a way, I do feel that at one point the size of my crew got a little out of hand :P. But at the same time, I like having all of them around, and I would be hard-pressed to sell one or more off. I am fond of each and every one.