I have an old Lensbaby 2.0 (looks like this) that does a great job of making casual snapshots look like real portraits. But I also find it really difficult to get focus on my subject. Blame my bad eyes, my insistence on using it wide open with it’s shallowest depth of field, and simply sloppiness, but I can’t do it.
This new Lensbaby Composer with a sort of normal focus ring (rather than flexible bellows), might work a little better. And the idea is appealing enough that I’m now lusting for it about as much as I’m drooling over these.