Seems more often than not, that kits include PE as standard equipment, so to speak. With us boomers with less than perfect fingers and hands, its getting to be a bit frustrating to find a subject you want to build but find that key parts are PE. I have to pass on those kits.
Is the hobby just going through a phase with this detail feature? They used to be only an aftermarket option, not a required part of a kit.
Will those who just want to build be relegated to old Revell repops?
Not every modeler is going for a museum piece.