Dammit! I came to a dull realization today. (And "dull" is probably the key word) A longtime goal of mine in Ultima Online is to own my own Castle. I've always maintained that I only upgrade housing -- much like the dreaded hermit crab, I only leave the old house if the new one is bigger. Today I was tweaking up my ol' homestead... an 18x18 custom in Malas. I came to realize that I have 1,000 available storage, which means if I had double the storage space (as a castle would allow), I wouldn't need it. Most important, I realized that I would hate not being able to customize my house appearance, as castles cannot be customized. I customized my house to suit my playing style: my house has four minibuildings at each corner. The SW corner is my house, where my chars lounge about and my library is. The NW corner is the stable and craft house, where I keep my crafting supplies. The NE corner is my treasure tower, where I store all my collectables. Finally, the SE corner, a modest 4x4 mini-tower, is my Ready Room, a small area with my runes, re-fit equipment and ammunition. This layout suits me well, and I realized I couldn't really duplicate it with a castle. Maybe what I have now is the housing I really want? I get the creeping suspicion if I had a Castle, I'd probably give it away after a month, and go back to an 18x18. But then, I'm ********.