I picked up a few of these to check them out. I have played with minis for over 20 years. Most of my minis are metal figures I picked up over 20 years ago - I have about 150 of them. And in all that time I've only managed to paint about 30-40 of them. I do enjoy painting them and I think they are very good figures. They also cost me 3-8 dollars each and required an investment in paint, brushes, and a lot of time just to get a handful of them painted. Contrast that to a price of $1.25-$1.00 each (or less, there are places where you can get them cheaper than that) and it becomes obvious what the value of these figures are. Are they lower quality than a painted metal figure. Of course. That is a ridiculous comparison, because they cost so much less. If you want a collection of 100 orcs, all painted, in metal, you are welcome to spend $500 to do so, and take a year off of work to paint them. For me, I'm happy to still paint those figures that I have (and pick up other singles that I really like) and I'll use the cheap, painted, plastic ones as more than adequate figures for a supporting role my game.