This plant may not look like it has much potential. Straight trunk, no taper, and relatively no surface roots to speak of.. however, I believe in the core of my psyche that this plant, in time, will look like a real tree that just got shrunken. I mean naturalistic and pure like a real tree. Imo too many bonsai don't rly look like real trees. They still look good. Just not real. And today more than ever there is a high value on what is really real.