To start, I know a lot of people have come into this thread saying that they've never had to deal with any difficulties from non-doll people. I don't mean to say that everyone has had a negative encounter with someone not versed with the BJD hobby, but I know a good number of us have had something happen. It could be from your friends, it could be from your family, it could be from your co-workers. For a lot of us, someone has been critical about our choice of hobby. Many times, it's due to the price. Other times, it's due to the fact that the majority of us are "too old" to be "playing with" dolls. Some think that we have unlimited funds, and sometimes people think that we're crazy, old doll ladies (like the kind you see in horror movies). Sometimes the dislike comes from a deeper place that can't be helped, such as a phobia, but I believe much of the dislike stems from confusion towards something they don't really understand; somewhere down the line, they probably don't feel like sorting through all the information about who collectors tend to be, what we do with our dolls, and why the hobby is important to us, and decide that it's just a waste. So, why do you think the main reason people sometimes get annoyed with BJD hobbyists? Have you ever encountered someone who put down the BJD hobby for some reason? If you're one of those people who have had people eventually accept your hobby, how long did it take, and in your opinion, what made them come to terms with it?