The risk we face from comments such as "poor quality control" and "BN16 has car 'B' plates and should be car 'C'. The upside-down U for the pull release should be on a separate plate, not the ID plate (on the bottom sill) should also be on both sides not just the B side. And P,V dates missing on one side" etc, is that the importer (Auscision in this case), could just throw their hands up in the air and say: "It's all too hard...no matter how good our product is, we can never hope to please the fastidious modellers of today, so I think we'll go and do something easier, like land a man on Mars".
I think most people on here (even the ones criticising) would agree that Auscision are producing some of the best RTR models ever seen in Australia. However, when they talk up their on products with the slogan of "Trust Auscision for Precision" and statements of priding themselves on attention to detail, I think they shouldn't be too surprised when people pick them up on errors, however minor.
I was sorely tempted by the V/Line Passenger sets, but cannot justify the price at the moment. I know we are spoilt for choice in terms of available RTR rollingstock and the detail/quality today, but I wish there was a middle-of-the-road range that wasn't quite so highly detailed and hence more affordable for those of us on limited budgets... (I think Austrains Basix is the only one in this category at present, although I stand to be corrected).
I think for any new tooling you would be lucky to see a RTR car much under $90. Remember that the very basic Lima cars are simply re-runs of old tooling and they are in the $65+ range. Did Austrains even sell any passenger cars in the basix range?