We have this set and I agree, it's overpriced at full retail. My DD mainly uses the backdrops and easel as a TV for her dolls. She uses the camera for "school picture day" for her doll school. She very rarely uses the pedastal - right now it's serving as a large "present" for her dolls. She used it for its intended purpose when she first received it but now rarely sets up her pets for portraits.
My daughter's dolls (in storage): Kanani, Natalie (#55), and Rebecca
My dolls: Kit, Felicity (PM), Kaya, and Addy (PM)