I miss the character of the old metal sculpts. I miss the variety of sculptors (Werner, Muller, Kev Adams). I miss the sweet paintjobs.
I see many of the plastics to be lackluster, and too similar. Some tall figure with a big swooping cloak that comes to a point on one side, miss scaled figs etc.
Don't get me wrong, there have been some plastics I thought were cool, mainly the early TT, but about the time the plastics came out I unfortunately lost my love and desire to collect and paint Malifaux minis and it wasn't because of the material. It's unfortunate, but I understand. Small boutique mini company hits it big with a fun new game and has to keep up with releases and demand to stay relevant. Unfortunately I feel the increased supply has reduced quality and creative output. No studio paintjobs are a bummer as well.
Again, I understand all the things I feel create awesomeness create logistical nightmares and smaller margins for the company, but I wish Wyrd would try and get back to some of the things that got this company started and drew me back into the hobby with that original Perdita sculpt back in 2008. Fun minis by top sculptors painted by awesome artists. I frankly don't care about what material they are cast in, metal, plastic, resin, bubblegum, whatever.
Maybe instead of a big hunk of colored plastic LE during Gencon, they could do a limited run of a character with a featured sculptor (Miss demeanor was cool, not a huge fan of the sculpt but the idea was there), or finally produce some character busts I've been begging for years.
I think Wyrd does a lot of cool things like online LE sales during Gencon, tourney and LGS support, so please don't take this post as Wyrd sucks. Quite the contrary. Just miss the good old days I guess.