Just me being curious again. I thought it might be a fun discussion. What differences did you experience, before you got your first doll and after? For an example, did you have this idea of owning a particular doll built up the whole time you waited, only to find that everything changed. Does family and friends look at you differently? Is there anything that you wish you did differently, or wish you knew before taking the plunge and getting that first doll. I don't have a doll yet. So I can't really say what it would be like on that end. But I have heard stories of people making whole character bios before a doll arrived, only to find that the doll just doesn't fit with that idea.