I bought my Enchanted Doll resin because I knew it was my only chance for an ED, and I feel it will hold it's value- plus let me play with an ED! Honestly I'd rather have a porcelain but the affordability factor wins out. I do leave her in her box to keep her out of the light and clean and safe. I'm glad to have had the resin option.
As for making resins of my own work, I am undecided. Maybe one day.
I am probably one of the few who prefers resin to porcelain. Mostly because I am a clod and have broken my porcelain ED (horrors!), it has since been repaired but it was heart breaking at the time. I have a large resin collection and only one has what I would call significant yellowing. And I have face ups that have lasted over 10 years. So for me resin is more "durable". I get a lot more play with my resins. I do feel the porcelain is just ethereal, in it beauty though.
You're not the only one. I also prefer resin over porcelain. I love how light and warm resin feels. It's also a lot more sturdy than porcelain. After breaking the thumb on my porcelain ED's hand, I became a lot more wary of playing with her. I feel safer and more comfortable playing with my resin dolls.
I have both porcelain and resin dolls but I prefer the overall look and feeling of porcelain. Resin dolls do have benefits though as they are much more customizable and you can make drastic changes by swapping parts, sanding parts down, changing their faceups and they tend to be more available too.
I love porcelain but am afraid so they don't crack or break. I don't worry about resin as much. Still have to be careful though, with resin, especially their fingers.
Funnily, I am the exact opposite. Now that I have an artist's resin as well as artists' porcelains (they are EXACTLY the same except for the material), I can say that I am much more afraid to ruin my resin girl. I don't want to rub off her paint because I can't just replace it with any faceup: I want the ARTIST's faceup. With porcelain, I can touch and move and play all I want, but with resin, I try so hard not to touch the painted parts. I also can't sit her with the porcelains in my room because I am afraid of the sun hitting her, whereas it is no problem for the porcelains.
Now, resins like the ones we talk about on DoA that are meant for customization are a different story for me, since they are meant to be customized and changed.
I have never broken a resin doll's fingers before but I have broken a porcelain's. I've read that porcelain can take gradual pressure much better than resin but resin takes shock better than porcelain.
While I'm new to collecting artist dolls, I already collect resin dolls. While I wish the resin dolls had the look and the feel of porcelain (I love the feel of porcelain!) I am glad they are more indestructible. While I'm not particularly clumsy....I do have kids. The resin dolls are much more affordable for me plus it seems to me that the porcelain ones don't usually come unpainted.
I have both resin and porcelain dolls. Though resin dolls can be customized to your request and pick the artist you like to give them different face up. But if I must pick one to favour, I would definitely pick porcelain as they last forever if you take good care of them. I have my porcelain dolls sitting inside the curious for years and they still look as fresh as the first day they arrived. It is such a pleasant satisfying feeling that you can look at them any time you like without going through boxes opening and wearing gloves to handle as the resins do. .