There, I said it.
Thank you GW for getting rid of metal models whose paint chips off if you look at them funny. How many of you have to continually touch up the tips of the swords of your metal sergeants? Enough.
The skulls on my old mephiston's cloak stick really far up in the air and rub against the transport tray.
They are exposed silver.
The paint chipped off my new Emo Vamp mephiston's forhead. (Vlad Von Karstein)
That is going to take an hour to fix.
Who is sick of having to pin metal models? Has any one ever assembled High Marshal Helbrecht? Yah, how many of you enjoyed pinning that hand. Last week I tried to help one of the 12 year olds in my club pin some big Tyranid model. What trash! that thing went together sooo poorly we worked for an hour and a half and only had the body together! I had to stop because my poor hands were crippled from all the drilling. That was without a doubt the worst metal model I ever encountered.
I dropped my metal Blood Angels Furioso Dread on the floor. Not only did it explode like a frag grenade, but the pewter dented where it impacted the floor.
How many of you have experiences like this? Some guys like metal. Some like the feel, the weight. I think it's difficult to use on a table. Metal models slide down slightly sloped terrain. Metal parts imbalance large models, making them topple over or spin around. (Eldar Prism Tank any one?) Some metal models won't stand no matter what you do with them short of actually putting more metal into the base. (Hello Banshees!) Who has old metal las cannon devastators? How many times do they fall over per game?
Metal mold lines are a nightmare.
Metal is fragile! I tried bending the sword of a brand new metal Incubi into shape, and woops... it snapped.
Ever try to assemble metal Land Raider Crusader sponsons?
How many of you bought these POS?
I suppose I could go on, but I think I made the point. Metal sucks. We all know it. This was a long time coming and I am thankful for it. We can look forward to a future of beautifully detailed and easy to work with models. A small price increase to have this luxury is worth it in my opinion. Any one that has ever assembled the old Baal Predators, Furioso Dreads, Crusader Sponsons and Metal Devastators (or insert your hated metal model of choice here) will instantly agree. The new models, and their subsequent price increase were well worth it. The same will be said about the new GW resin.
Of course, I am not happy about a price increase right on the heels of another major price increase. I just paid 17 dollars for a blister that I paid 8 dollars for in 2006. Now it will be 20. The same sculpt! But such is the price of the game. It will definitely slow down my buying. But I know that I will be buying superior product. I suppose the trade off is worth it.