For years and years all I collected was OF models. I really believed I'd never be able to afford "those expensive resins." Things change, though, and now resins are just about the only models I do buy. My tastes tend to run towards the work of Sarah Rose, Brigitte Eberl, Carol Williams and the Boguckis... You know, the kind of resins that can and should win halter classes at the National level. It's very easy for me to start taking the whole hobby thing so seriously. That's good and bad. I totally get the "make-every-detail-absolutely-right" side of the hobby, but I don't want to ever get so invested in it that I forget to have fun.
Midnight's picture is fun.
Here's a photo of one of my own "fun" models. Llancloudy Play Toy is a Safari Friesian that I bought on a whim for less than $10. She's classic scale which to me translates as "Traditional sized pony". I think she's cute, but rest assured, her name is not accidental. She's not art. She is a toy. And that's ok!
Can a toy pony have a serious performance career? I'm not sure, but it will be fun to find out.