I did some digging but didn't find anything that addressed this exact question, so... The day I pulled my first BJD from his box was the day I first handled one in person. First impressions often stick with us, and although my overall tastes have changed, there are nuances of this company's sculpting that I still find attractive and find myself scanning for in potential purchases. Personally, I'm picky about streamlined bent elbows and knees and having a smooth, slim edge where two pieces, such a a wrist, connect. In many cases these are deal-breakers when considering a body. These might not have occurred as important to me had the first doll I 'bonded' with not set these standards. How about you? Regardless of whether you still own him/her, are there attributes of your first doll you still look for today? Size classification, pointy noses, resin feel, proportions, jointing styles such as double/single or number of torso pieces, ability to perform a certain pose, etc? (Without ranting about a particular company; please don't make anyone feel bad about a doll they love.) Are there attributes of your first doll that you now avoid? Do you think you would have eventually developed these preferences regardless of your first doll choice?