Very interesting this one,few points/observations to make......
1.IMHO the general standard of the reaper figs is way superior to the GW stuff,I have been buying reaper stuff for a while now and when I "examine" a potential gw purchase I actually think their standards have fallen of late.Whether this is because they can get away with it and are becoming complacent I can only hazard a guess?
2.Point was made about Reaper in the UK being expensive,which is subjective as they are,as highlighted,a pure luxury item.However when you compare the cost of a single "character" figure it can be just as "cheap" to buy reaper and get them shipped,which is another pointer to how expensive gw have become.
3.Every now and again you will find an anomaly in the gw price structuring which makes you think they must have got it wrong,sadly this only occurs from the cheaper perspective,they remain generally,IMHO,overpriced.
4.It isnt just the figures either,they recently released the masterworks paintbrush set,basically five brushes in a balsa wood box with a cloth and soap,which was retailing over here at £75,dont know if it is being sold in the U.S?
5.Despite all of the grievances they cause,I cant help but ask myself "where would the gaming world/community be without them"?And to be honest I dont know the answer to that one!
Thats my rant over!