My first doll was a Ringdoll Qinzhe, and he still remains my most precious one because of everything he represents to me. BJD is really the first expensive hobby that I joined, the first time I've found myself spending a lot of money on myself and things I like. I've always been a fairly frugal person so it was a pretty big change! But I kept looking at pictures of Qinzhe (and his partner Meng He) and fell in love with the official story Ringdoll gave him, and finally decided I wanted to go ahead and get him. In retrospect, getting a big doll with an extremely intricate and impractical fullset outfit might not have been the best choice for a first doll, but I'm also kind of glad I did so because it forced me to plunge headfirst into the hobby. I had seen only seen BJDs in real life once, at an anime con, and none of them were as big as he was - his size was definitely the first, most impressive thing I noticed about him. It just made him feel even more special. I did make a few mistakes along the way, most of them related to his fullset Chinese opera headdress and not knowing how to handle it. Because of that I ended up damaging his faceup pretty badly, but for now I can hide it. >_> I also had a lot of difficulty caring for his hair and I think I ended up ruining it with my attempts to detangle it (laundry detergent sheets did not work! Not for me ,anyway). I also used to be paranoid about yellowing and was devastated when I realized his color had changed, but now I don't really care, and kind of like the new color better. So he's a bit beat up now and not the most pristine, but that just makes me love him more. With everything I've learned from him, I've been able to take care of him and my later dolls much better, and I still find him the most fun of all my dolls to pose and photograph. I don't think I'll ever sell him.