I don’t think I’d partake in the DIY builds if that’s what they end up doing. I was initially interested in the Enterprise D build but after seeing some of the videos on YouTube I decided against it. Between the long build time and the level of imperfections (e.g. light bleed, panel gaps) at that price point it doesn’t seem worth it.
QMX had an interesting “Artisan” line of ships at one point that looked impressive but they were up there in price as well.
Despite the plug holes and hideous stand, what TOMY produced for $600USD is pretty impressive, I’d be interested in a similar completed, lighted model like that.