I did not use to care about the company which manufactures the figures that I buy. The world of Warhammer was in the scope of my interests since I remember. Games Workshop always represented a certain high standard of quality for me despite the fact that their products did not represent the beauty standard of other available products out there. Still, GW is here and other companies and their game systems are not.
Back in the days I was not interested in the financial status of the company that I like so much. Now, when I am a bit older, a double graduate, working for a couple of years, I tend to look at this things from a different perspective. The miniature hobbyists community is like a melting pot for some time thanks to the changes and rumors concerning Games Workshop. I myself am a young, inexperienced painter. Yet, I am happy with my work but surely a day will come that I will hide my first figures from the daylight. However, I still wanted to share my opinion on two things that the Internet discussion boards readers are bragging about for some time now.
1) The Prices
One cannot hide that prices of GW products increased dramatically. People interested in the topic talk about it almost everywhere and what is more, they are irritated. I agree with my fellow hobbyists. Of course, a global company like GW can set the prices of their products at any rate they wish including the shareholders expectations. However, looking at the 25% drop of revenue compared to the previous year the increased pricing policy does not seem to work. According to a pool on Beasts of War 48% of voters recommends a change of the senior management. In another pool on Bell of Lost Souls 46,61% of voters thinks that a 20% drop in prices would do the job. I voted for 10%. How did you vote?