I’d love to read more people’s responses to this topic! It’s really interesting and different for everyone. I didn’t realize it at the time, but when I bought my grail, this hobby taught me that I really do have the discipline to save towards something I want. Spending two thousand dollars on a doll would have seemed impossible to a younger version of myself, but I did it without running my bank account dry because desperately wanting this doll forced me to work on figuring out what I really want vs what I like but can live without. That ability to discern what to buy has carried over into other aspects of spending like with clothing, makeup, shoes, and even household items and food. I’ve had other expensive hobbies before getting into BJDs where I definitely did not learn this valuable lesson, and so it still surprises me how much I’ve discovered about myself through something like buying dolls.