Sure they hurt like crazy when you step on them barefoot, sure they are a constant presence all over the toy room floor, sure I've vacuumed up atleast $100 worth of legos, sure we have spent a small fortune on kits that get built once then are mixed into bottomless pit of legos, sure I have a whole stack of instructions for those kits that will never be assembled again...BUT I still love legos. I have yet to find another (non techno) toy that will keep Jayden's attention the way that legos do. I love the creative outlet they provide and am constantly amazed at the intricate details of his creations. My new favorite is his "lego city", he is always creating new additions and has a whole story line to go along with every creation. I think any mom of boys will agree, so let's raise our Capri Suns and give a toast to those little plastic bricks!