This hobby is very much a visual one - looking at pictures of dolls and accessories online, conceptualizing just how you want your doll to look, doing or commissioning face-ups or outfits to make your doll completely fit your aesthetic...but it's also a tactile one, a way to physically interact with something that previously existed only in your imagination or on paper. I've found I enjoy the tactile sensation of the hobby nearly as much as, or perhaps more than, the visual aspect, and it got me to wondering how others feel about this aspect of the hobby. Do you tend to favor the feel of one company's resin over others? Are there any companies you would never buy from again simply because you didn't like the feel of their resin? Does handling a doll have benefits for your mental health (similar to a weighted blanket or a fidget/stim toy)? Which doll(s) do you primarily reach for (and for what reasons)? Does the intended comfort purpose influence the size of doll you tend to buy? When you handle your doll, do you focus more on smooth areas of resin or on joints? Ignoring posing capability and aesthetics, are you attracted to or put off by certain kinds of joints in terms of how they make a doll "feel"? (For example, do you like the smooth sculpting of a doll's hand, or would you rather buy jointed hands and play around with them?) Does the tactile sensation of various fabrics and wigs influence your doll's style? Any favorite materials, or any you avoid? Do you find yourself playing more with your doll's wigs or clothes than your doll's body? Are there any dolls you avoid painting and/or dressing for tactile reasons (such as you handle them so frequently or they have so many joints that chipping would be unavoidable)? Are there any you purposefully leave loose/floppy because even though they're not great at posing, it makes them easier to cuddle? Feel free to answer any or all of these or to add other questions to the discussion!