I'm not too sure exactly what Gavindoran is referring to anyway. I'm sure that in order to be complete in the most comprehensive terms, every range would need to consist of dozens, if not hundreds, of figures if it was to satisfy everyone's needs or desires. But this is the Real World, and commercial reality dictates that there are limits to what is practical or feasible.
"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."
Maybe Gavin, you should first look back at Mithril history and ask yourself what the mithril figurines are all about. Mithril were not meant , at first, to target wargaming peoples at all but Roleplaying people... it also targets collectors, and finally, those last years, wargaming people too as the market suggests. But I don't think that Mithril would focus on any of the three catagories at all but instead try to contempt all of these...
Some of sus, who are long time collectors and Mithril fans would not like Mithril for what it is if it would become what you'd personnaly want it to become
Finally, maybe english is not your native language, like me, but "unacceptable" would rather apply to your sentences than for Mithril releases, or even worse as you seem to suggest, Chris Tubb's work...
"Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill."(Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)
Chris has a habit of leaving certain troop types absent from multi-releases.This is unacceptable.
Perhaps you should redefine your meaning as to what ommissions are unnacceptable to you - I would love to see dead figures to use in dioramas and scenes but there are very few apart from those complimenting other figures, BUT I don't consider it unnacceptable - a pity yes, but not unnacceptable.
Chris and Mithril have produced many figures/ranges that other maunufactures would consider 'unnacceptable', and it is those figures which make the whole point of collecting Mithril figures Most 'Acceptable' to those of us that do collect.
As others have commented already, I need add no more other than to also point out that Mithril has to tread a 'fine' line as to what they can produce before getting into trouble.
Which troop types do you wish to see produced? There is another part of the forum--see bottom right of all forum pages--entitled "wishlist." You can state your preferences there.
Also, if you become a Fellowship member, you can suggest a figure every month, which all members vote on in two rounds, which Chris will produce for us to purchase.
There are many things that we all would like, and we could keep Chris Tubb busy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for hundreds of years (you see the problem!) But there is no doubt that he is the most accomplished sculptor of JJR Tolkien figures ever--and there is only one of him.
If you care more about variety and cost, please check out other manufacturer's websites. But if you want quality and a close following to Tolkien's books, then Mithril is the place for you!