I find myself responding to a lot of threads with mentions of me being a hobby newbie (just incase I say something not as informed...or that seems to be general knowledge but not to me because..learning!). At what point do you feel the newbie label is abandoned and you've graduated on to be a full fledged hobbyist? Is this timeframe over a year? When you've collected five or more dolls? When you can sew items for your dolls? When you do your first faceup? I'm curious of what everyone else's opinion is on the newbie period. This is a personal preference type question, not to be confused with DoA's official new member posting rules, etc.