I dont regret my first. I can't say whether I would choose the same doll again, and I can tell you I haven't done as much with her as I'd like. More importantly, though, I dont regret my first because she was my launch into this hobby. If I had waffled forever and never picked a "first," I might still be a doll-less lurker to this day! To me, my first was more about the initiation than the doll itself. And on that front, I have no regrets!