I saw some boards on this forum that mostly had discussions of doll-people having non doll-people ask /why'd/ they'd spend so much money, but as far as I saw, there wasn't one about non doll-people saying it was a /waste/ of money~ If there is, sorry, and mods can close/delete this board~ xD; Anyways: Well, even though I've admired the hobby for years, it's only rather recently that I'm getting into it. To tell you the truth, I wasn't much of a doll person before I saw BJDs years ago. Mostly because the way my family/town viewed dolls were strictly as, in plain-man's terms... Barbies. So when my mom saw me looking at BJDs, she thought it extremely odd that I'd be interested in such a hobby. Still, I am getting a dream doll of mine for Christmas, and I am extremely grateful for getting him But, as it apparently is with this hobby, I have actually seen a doll that has pulled at my heartstrings so much I think I started drooling when I saw him The sad part is, he's kind of limited. Still, when I showed my mom him she right off the bat said: "You know what, these are a huge waste of money!" I was a "bit" crushed when she said that xB Not in a way saying "awww so much for asking her for it" but just in general! It was kind of heartbreaking So I'm wondering... how do all of you deal with it when people say stuff like that, and/or what are your experiences with people saying things like that?