Kunimatyu said:Your hobby isn't dying, but it -is- changing. Will you change with it?
My hobby, at least this particular one, isn't "changing". It is being driven down to nothing. The particular hobby of mine that is being negatively affected is painting metal minis. Reaper produces the best metal minis, period, bar none. There are none that look as good as Reaper's stuff. Don't get me started on those weirdo circque de solil looking minis Rackam puts out, and I don't think GW has resculpted their molds in about fifteen years. The last GW metal mini I got* made the RAFM Heavy Gear minis look like finely hand-crafted pieces of sculpture.
I keep hearing the cadence of "They're not going to change their metal mini output at all", but riddle me this: if they're in so much trouble as was implied elsewhere in the thread that they HAVE TO change to selling plastic minis, then the money to produce those minis is going to come from somewhere and I seriously doubt they're all taking a pay cut to help start this new enterprise. The money will come from whatever is pooled for minis (CAV, WarLord, DH) and the pieces of that pie now get smaller. So who loses? I do. And every other fan of metal minis will. This will impact metal minis, mark my word.
I don't like plastic, I don't agree with any of your assessments about the alleged superiority of plastic, I won't use plastic, and that's that. So, sorry, no my hobby isn't "changing" it is going to go away or at the very least be negatively impacted by this in some fashion.
*LotR aside, but an insider tells me to buy as many as I can because those are going bye-bye soon enough...