Hello there! First time posting in the discussion board, with what I'm afraid is a bit of a long and rambly story time! So I'm a newbie who's yet to get their first doll, and recently I fell in love with a limited doll - I was completely head over heels from what I saw in the company photos, and it got me interested again in owning a BJD after my interest faded out for a year or so. I loved the outfit, the sculpt, and it was released in 2013 so I thought I'd never be able to find it. Then, a friend told me there was one for resale in the MP, and seriously contemplating it, I went to look for as many owner photos as I could for research. However, seeing actual owner photos made me change my mind a bit- I noticed things that I wasn't 100% happy with in the face sculpt, things off with the otherwise beautifully-done faceup that bothered me, and so on. In the process, though, I discovered another limited doll by the same company that was still available, perfect in the places that bothered me with the first doll, and that wound up being my dream doll instead. Seeing how much I wanted it, my friend was planning to get me one for Christmas-- however, as luck would have it, it sold out right before my friend could order it. After asking the company about it, they responded telling me the next release of the sculpt would likely be in 2017- an entire year away..! As of now, I can't find it anywhere for resale, plus it's been so recent it's unlikely anyone's going to resell one anytime soon. Probably out of impatience, my thoughts went back to the original doll I was interested in, still available in the MP, and now I'm reconsidering going for it. After reading up endlessly on dolls for the past month or so and feeling crushed from having come so close to actually getting one, I do feel like I'm mostly just desperately itching to get a doll at this point, but I'm telling myself things like 'maybe it won't be as bad in person' 'maybe it'll grow on me' 'maybe if I don't like it I can always try to retrade the head/resell it if I ever get my dream doll', since I do absolutely still love the limited outfit the first doll comes with and don't know if I'll have the chance to get it again. Another part of me, though, is telling me to be patient and wait as long as it takes for my dream doll to appear somewhere for resale, and that the sculpt is what's the most important part of the doll. The problem is, I'm not a very patient person..! So I was wondering, has anyone else had an experience like this? Did you follow through with it and settle for second best, or did you wait? How did things turn out following that decision- for the better, or for the worse? I'd love to hear about your stories if you don't mind sharing ;___;!!