There are plenty of wonderful reasons to be involved with BJDs. They facilitate and encourage all kinds of art - face-ups, modding, clothing design, photography, stories... BJDs allow us to express ourselves, are fun to play with, dress, and cuddle, and are just plain beautiful. But, have there ever been times when you've thought, "I wish I'd never gotten into this hobby?" It's something I've felt more than once, and recently also had a friend admit to me. Although I felt badly for her, I was also somehow comforted to know that I wasn't alone. Therefore, I thought it might be helpful for others to discuss it as well. For those who don't understand why one might regret this hobby, please consider the level of attachment some people have to their dolls combined with: the rarity of certain sculpts and how difficult it can be to buy the one you've fallen for how easy it is to scratch a face-up, break a finger, rip limited clothes, or otherwise damage a BJD vs. the difficulty of getting replacements the high cost of dolls and accessories putting a strain on your wallet the difficulty of face-ups or modding, and failed attempts causing stress - "I'll never be any good!" negative reactions from family and friends (bullying from non-doll fans) unfortunate encounters at doll meets or online (bullying from doll fans) etc. Please share your thoughts and feelings below. Disclaimer: This thread is not at all intended to discourage anyone from BJDs. I love my doll, and have no intention of leaving the hobby or selling him. I realize that every hobby has the potential to be stressful or invite regret. I simply wanted to give others a chance to express their feelings. Mods - If this thread ends up causing a problem, please feel free to delete it.