I think I am learning to live with scratches on my black box Kelly, as I try to take her out as much as I can. Ms. Kelly has been out and about a lot this month, including to the grocery store and the playground, and I am getting used to seeing scratches here and there. Since I have not had her with me very long, I have a question for those of you who have lived and loved your box bags a long time. How long (assuming average use, not totally abusive but not saved in the box for one evening a month) does it usually take before the ugly duckling turns into a swan? I'm not saying my Kelly is ugly with scratches. I love her no matter what and kind of think of them as my own wrinkles and imperfections.