Yeah I use my avatar of myself most of the time, because I too am not looking to hook up with anyone on Home. I just want people to know the real me and accept what I look like. But I admit sometimes I get shy about going to public spaces or meeting new people because I'm afraid someone's going to comment negatively about my appearance. But I also have a second account where I made a bunch of avatars of different characters, some real some not. It's fun to play around with them and go out in the public space's and see if anyone reconizes the person I made or what not.