and as a painter who can and has done it in all possible ways (original textures, white textures, paintkit), I can say that I very much appreciate a paintkit. It makes life easier, and in some cases, the end results better.
I do not demand a paintkit, but if a model is very difficult to paint (due to complex textures and/or the lack of a paintkit), I may decide not to buy it.
No problem, there are lots of models that are easy to paint, with great paintkits that I still don't buy because the aircraft does not interest me.
So, if I was a developer, I would like it if people are tempted to buy my creation, and if paintable textures or a paintkit help, why not include them?
and Baz "When I started painting there was no such thing as a paintkit. You learned to do it yourself going...