I have been a Dom for the last 15 years. During this period, I have few phases as I am looking back now.
The 1st was the hunger, I had as many subs, pets, and play partners as I could.
The 2nd was the boredom, I kicked everyone out and started to contemplate my path.
The 3rd and the current one, I would call it maturity. In this period that started 7 years ago, I had as few as 2 subs and they were not mine at the same time. I had very few play partners maybe 3 of them. I know what I want. I can understand my sub needs and wants and I can fulfill their desires as good as I am fulfilling mine.
I have fulfilled this list and more. So I can't call it fantasies: