Although I have a laser and can make almost any structure I want, I cannot compete with the quality and finescale beauty of etched brass and stainless steel structures and details. There is a percieved value with anything made from metal, that it is better than wood, and anything wood is better than plastic, then paper and resin on the quality list. So I desire etched metal kits most. I get this from my grandfather, who I had in my life till I was almost 52 years old. Grandpa was an HO and Z Scale modeler, and he built many of the Miller Engineering kits for his layout. I used to give hime my wood kits to build, and although he enjoyed them, he said the metal kits were the best. They are high quality jewels, with a fine and precise fit and finish. Wood is thick, and there are times where the combination of wood and metal would yield the best possible outcome, however metal is best. Grandpa also had an extensive collection of Hubley metal automobile kits displayed that he built, detailed, painted and even used scale polish and scale wax on, just like a real car. So I have spent considerable time scouring the web for availability of etched brass and etched stainless kits, and the 3 major suppliers of the day, Miller Engineering, Micron Art, and Train Cat are all dried up. Ebay trading has reached rediculous values lately, reflecting their exclusive rarity. So knowing that Micron Art, and Train Cat are no longer in business, I wrote to Miller Engineering pleading for limited runs of their Z Scale city buildings. They at one time offered an extensive line of 2 and 3 story downtown brick structures called Micro Structures. They offered movie theaters, banks, apartments, triangle buildings, diners, etc. They even had a fantastic drive in theater kit called the Starlight Drive In. Today I received a reply from Chris at Miller Engineering saying they are considering bringing out a limited run of their Z Scale buildings in early summer, and they would be announced in their newsletter. So I asked to be put on their mailing list. If you are like me, and really want a chance at stocking up on these prized etched metal structure kits, then I would ask that you email email@example.com and let them know what you are interested in. It would be nice to have at least all their Downtown Series structures replenished, but even nicer if all their Victorian Series, and a few of their Starlight Drive In kits were re-ran. People are getting old, and this hobby is not growing in numbers like the global population, so it's time to step up, voice your desires, and vote with your almighty hobby dollars while you still can.