It is a question of accessibility. GW does not sell them anymore, so I have either pay 5 gorilion to get it off eBay, or ask around the grognards if they happen to have some stashed in the basement...Sure it will.
Let me think about it... Ok, I think I'll survive the severity of not submitting a fully inclusive proposal.
To be (more) serious, why not see it rather as an opportunity for younger modellers to grab some old miniature and give it a try ?
And on a completely subjective note, most of the original models are hideous.