I know that everyone has their own personal preferences, and some people aren't social. The latter, of course, is a given answer, so it's not necessary to post that as a response. However, I'm curious to know of any reasons you or others may have for avoiding or purposely not attending meetups. I know some people in the hobby just won't go to them, or have gone to one and won't return. Do you feel you're too old or too young? Do you think you or your doll won't be liked? Do you think your outfits aren't worthy of showing off? Do you think you're not worthy of showing off, or afraid of what others will think of you personally? Are you afraid to bring your doll out, for fear of damage or theft? Did you or someone else have a bad experience? Are you afraid it will be silly because you have no doll? Are you nervous it would make you want to purchase new dolls? Are you expecting, with all the youth on DoA, a group of immature, loud, sex-crazed teenagers who'll grab your doll without asking and strip it naked? (Heh.) These are about all the reasons I can think of personally as to why someone wouldn't want to go, but I'm sure others have different reasons. Why don't you or someone you know attend?