I am not in Australia or New Zealand or Asia, GW did the best they could to clip the wings of our online retailers almost a decade ago. So, while I believe what they did is a blunder of massive proportions, it doesnt really hurt me (for now).
"Finecast" and other price increases. I play Space Marines almost exclusively now. Scratch that, I play Space Marines EXCLUSIVELY now. What metal models are there for them? Thunderfire cannons, Veterans, and characters. I was already planning on kit-bashing veterans and characters. So Finecast doesnt really affect me unless I want it to.
The price increase bothers me, especially if I am paying more for a tactical squad then I do to fill my car with gas. However, Ive been paying a "resin tax" on my Red Scorpions for a while now, so, to be honest, I can absorb this increase like I have all the rest.
In the end, I am pissed that GW is looking out more for its shareholders then for its customers, however like the sheep I am, I will continue to purchase their product. In the very short term, however, I am focusing on my Protectorate of Menoth models.