I don’t think that’s necessarily accurate. With Guild Ball I am brand new to tabletop miniatures gaming. I had some interest in Warhammer/40K a few years ago but never got started because the startup cost was too high. When I heard about a tabletop miniatures game I could start playing with just a $60-$75 investment, I was hooked. Even though I decided to play Brewers, I purposefully did not buy the Kick Off set because I wanted the metal models. There were two reasons for that - 1) I preferred the heft of the metal models (they just seem more premium/better quality to me than resin/PVC) and 2) In general the metal sculpts have more dynamic/interesting poses than PVC.
Yeah, as someone who is new to the genre it would have been nice to be able to open a box and start playing right away, but I’d rather sacrifice immediate playtime for cooler looking/more premium game pieces I enjoy looking at/playing with more.