Okay, I admit it: I have thousands of dolls, and they're all vinyl. I have not got a single resin BJD, and I'm on these forums because I want one. That being said, I'm wondering why these Asian doll companies all make resin dolls. I understand they are easier to paint than vinyl, but the benefits seem to stop there. Resin is more expensive, it's heavier, and to top that, it yellows over time. I have vinyl dolls that have faced all manner of abuse and don't look any the worse for it. So why do these companies use a material that everyone knows is less archival than other popular doll plastics in one of the most the most expensive doll "genres" in the world? If I lay down hundreds of dollars for a doll, I expect that doll to last me a lifetime. I don't want her yellowing, chipping etc. I have ten-dollar dolls that will never do those things. So why do these companies do it, considering all the downsides to resin? Is it because they can charge more if they're resin? Or is it just a "fashion" thing--a BJD is, by unspoken definition, made of resin, so all the companies make resin dolls? It seems a little strange to spend so much on a doll that will change from its intended form so quickly. These dolls are so beautiful, I'll accept the yellowing risk for a couple cheaper ones. But because they are not as archival as I feel they should be for their price, I won't go further than that. Unfortunately, I was so intent on avoiding the yellowing issue I bought an American vinyl BJD and I'm pretty much furious with the company. I love the doll but for God's sake my 30-dollar BFC Ink doll poses better than she does. I have resigned to the belief that if I want a BJD that will really pose in all the ways I want her to, I'll have to get an Asian BJD. BTW, I'm using "archival" as an artist--in the art world, "archival" means acid-free, resistant to yellowing, staining etc. and usually refers to papers, media and glues. Hope I don't sound mean. I love these dolls, I do, but I'm just a bit flummoxed--I just can't for the life of me understand why anyone would use resin over cheaper, more durable plastics.