Please understand that I do not have any sort of problem with or dislike of original characters. I like experiencing others' creativity and imagination in whatever form it takes and some of the lives and worlds people have created are fascinating. I have, however, run into people who are condescending and almost rude about the fact that their dolls are original characters with backstories and others aren't. My dollies have personalities; but don't have histories. Even worse seems to be the fact that some of them are anime characters. "All my dolls have backstories - I can't imagine a doll that wasn't original" and "I could never have a character doll and stifle my creativity that way." are just two of the comments that I've heard/read. I'm still fairly new to the hobby and have only been involved with doll groups and DOA since last April. I'm trying to understand the attitude. Why do so many people seem to feel superior about having their own characters. Shouldn't we all be supportive of each other's choices? What's your perspective?