I quit making items to sell, just make for myself now. I cut out with the breedables. I gave up renting a region. in 2015 I quit 2 regions. I gave up with the currency exchanging as this was just making money from money they already made money from. This is the effects of the exorbitant fees (costs) that are being laid down by Linden Laboratories. In March 2020 I am due to renew my annual membership with SL and this is now looking less likely. Being in Europe, as Wendy said, is costing a fortune in taxes and the current VAT rate is disgusting, especially for "make-believe" items! SL supporters are leaving because of the pricing structure, new people are being chased away by the expense, and those that remain are trying to re-coup their loses by increasing their prices to ridiculous levels, which drives away more people. This is a downward spiral and needs to be taken back to the table for a serious rethink.