I love dolls. I loved my American Girl doll so much that I packed her all the way up Observation Point in Zion National Park just so she could see the view.
Unfortunately, I find that American Girl dolls aren't worth the money - mine (it was Molly) had hair that got ratty within months because I made the terrible mistake of leaving her hair braided (never do this). My attempts to fix it with a doll-hair brush only made the problem worse. Then a seam under her arm split and I had to mend it. And her sweater's yarn unraveled too.
After that, I say that American Girl dolls are like Corvettes - expensive impractical things. I loved the glossy full color catalogs when I was little and the photography was so good, you just wanted to have all of the dolls and the expensive beds and doll clothes. Thus, the true evil of dolls is the evil empire that sells overpriced humanoid figurines that don't last, and the even more overpriced clothing to go with them. I mean, seriously, American Girl dolls' clothes cost more than clothes for actual humans of the same size! But as a kid, I had no idea.