I’m with Phil on this one. I hate model kits beyond 2 or 3 bits and wouldn’t even consider buying a whole army of them. Don’t really like plastic (of any sort) either – no particular reason, just prefer metal. I do the vast majority of my home gaming with 2-15mm so plastics are much less a choice in those sizes.
On the few occasions I play skirmish games the ‘character’ is more likely to come from events in play rather than what the figure looks like but I do see what Phil means by kits having less ‘character’ than a single pc casting – illogical, I know but so what !!