I have notice that quality of gunpla is improving all the time if its a Master grade or a HGUC model kits. However, if it is a non grade model kit it gets the boots. I'm going to use the different versions Gundam Exia model kits as an example in what I mean.
This is the 1/144 scale version of this model kit. This happens to be the second cheapest model I have seen(the first is the G Gundam 1/144 scale, thats is really, really, really cheap model kit).
I wish that Bandai would give their non-grade model kits some love because if the customers are not happy, then they are not going to make money.