The disorder part of a Borderline Personality is not permanent, in my opinion. I am at a good point in recovery, but I still say I have BPD. Always will. It's a personality--you don't get rid of it overnight. I just tweaked the behaviors within my personality that just didn't work and I am better for it.
It's actually kinda nice being "out of the closet" about my BPD. I wish more people were open about it and banded together and fought the stigma of BPD. If people really knew just how many people have at any point in time been diagnosed with that, there wouldn't be much of a stigma. The idea of staying away from every person with BPD is just not feasible nor is it necessary. People with BPD can be very likeable people. I actually know a handful of people with BPD (so I have others to compare to, not just me) and they seem like okay people to me. But, their BPD comes secondary (as opposed to primary) when I interact with them--they are a person first and foremost.
Again, like I told Shy in a PM, I might come across a person with BPD that is just so terrible that I hop over the fence line to where multi is. But, up to today/present, I haven't met that type of person with BPD.
Random fact for you all-- it was highly suspected that Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana had BPD. Not diagnosed formally, that I know of, but highly suspected by many biographers and psychiatry personnel that have looked at their behaviors and lives.
I feel like with the stigma of having a Borderline Personality, it's like the line in OneRepublic's song Good Life-- "when everything is out, you gotta take it in." I have not heard anything really good about BPD. However, that doesn't mean that there isn't any...I feel like there's a lot of good in it--creativity (a lot of it), intense happiness (I personally don't just get intense anger or sadness, also happiness), I dedicate myself to causes, and most of all, since there is a stigma against what I have, I tend to actually try and understand other people who also have stigmas against them (the untouchables, so to speak. Think drug users, other people with any personality disorder, etc.)
Do I wish I did not have BPD? No....actually, hell no. It has made me a better person.