I agree that there is the question how to get newbies be interested in ship modelling. This would be unlikely an expensive kit, I agree. But the cheap kits by Western producers are actually the very old, difficult to built kits - many of them 50 years old. At least the ship models they have are of really low quality. These kits are not a good promotion for our hobby. The snap kits produced by some Japanese companies are actually better for that.