I agree that a boycott of a manufacturers goods is going to be 'cutting your nose of to spite your face', but if this is to be a trend now, where the manufacturer tries to save on costs by thinking it will be ok to leave wheels hollow, or details only on the face you see, isn't a good development. I think a concerted effort by modellers to lobby manufacturers would be a better idea. I also do the 'cinema ticket' analogy for seeing if a kit is value for money, inevitably it is as tickets now appear to have crept up to the £6 region and no matter the kit, it is going to take longer than five hours to build which is two films - £12 - so they really are value for money still. I have some old copies of Scale Modeller, Airfix Magazine, Military Modelling going back to 1960's and when I see kits for 1/6d old money (7.5p) or from the 70's and the kits are 35p and £1.50 for a Tamyia 1/35th it does make you wince at today's prices. However everything is relative, a pint of beer was only 10p....you do the math.
All the best,