Is it though? I've got at least 7 different iterations of the original TOS Enterprise knocking around my house, some of which are very nice models. The reason the Starships Collection is so appealing, to me at least is the wide variety of models on offer. I mean, I have an Akira class on my shelf! Do you know how long i've been wanting one of those that didn't cost close to £100 for a resin kit? That's the beauty of this collection, giving ships that aren't usually produced a chance to be made. As for quality control issues, again - why are folks being so bitchy about them? Do you remember the Futura Toys? The Johnny Lightning ones? The Micro Machines? Compare the aftermarket prices of those models from a few years ago (easily reaching £10 per model just for the crappy ones) to the retail price for the collection (in the UK, £10). The difference in quality is night and day. And, ok, fine - these models I'm comapring them too are old. Ok. But look at DST's recent releases. There's spelling errors on their Enterprise-B model. Their Bird of Prey has missing detail around the Torpedo launcher. The Original release of the D was missing windows on the neck. And these are £50 models that are several orders of magnitude larger. The errors on the collection have been very few, and very insignificant in number. The most glaring issue I can think of is the packing for the Solar Sailer, namely it causing the model to break no matter how gingerly you remove it from the box. As for everyone bitching about the Stargazer model having the reverse registry on the underside? Well, so did the studio model. That pretty much leaves the odd misspelling or reverse text - most of which barely register a millimeter in font size. If I'm holding the model a foot away in the palm of my hand and I can't see anything wrong, the model is fine. And being 19 issues in - every single one has been fine to amazing (except maybe the TMP Enterprise, but everyone hates that).