No, I've never had a bridesmaid dress I liked. My SIL wore her bridesmaid dress from my wedding to another wedding. Probably mostly because she was 7 mos pregnant and she didn't have another maternity dress to wear, but I thought (and still think) that the dresses were pretty cute.
I think I'd always be afraid I'd show up and the bridesmaids would be wearing that dress. Actually, I did accidentally show up at a wedding wearing the same dress that the attendants were wearing in a different color. In my defense, it was just a J.Crew dress - before they even were doing bridesmaid dresses even.
I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.