The thing that interested me about BDJ's was the fact you can customise them to look like whatever character you like. I'm one of those people who have original characters I love to draw etc so being able to create them in real life is super appealing. However, as I got in to the hobby, I found that came across dolls that I just loved the way they looked. And when shelling a character, often the scupts picked to match the character's looks were not sculpts I would have picked if I was buying purely for what I liked best. I've ended up comprosming and have a mix of doll I loved and dolls for OCs. It's not a problem as such but means I've ended up with more dolls that expected, have trouble with limited space and been slower shelling characters as spending the money on non-OC dolls. On the plus side, it is nice to have some dolls with company face ups or full sets so I can enjoy having a full dolls while I'm shelling OCs as I find that takes quite a long time for me to do. I know from other discussions that some people here prefer to focus on shelling characters, while others like getting a doll and creating a character for them. I'm wondering that your thoughts are on shelling vs buying dolls you love the company look of? Do you stick to one or the other or do you have a mix of both? If you prefer to stick to one reason, have you been tempted by the other (i.e normally shell OCs but fallen in love with a pretty company doll)?