To each his own I say. Based on what's out on the market I welcome the new set. Airfix's artillery is poorly sculpted, Imex's guns look more like small howitzer's, Italieris figures look like dress uniforms on parade, and accurate's figures are giants!. Strelet's is offering a decent looking 30ib Parrot gun that was used extensively during the war, but most manufacturers never did. The figures' uniforms and poses look more realistic and battle ready. I'm looking forward to the upgrade for my armies. That's just my opinion of course.