Ok, let me tell you my experience, too. I started collecting M+ 1/72 and Macross 1/60 as soon as they came out on the market. I was a big fan of the regular Macross 1/60 not so much of the 1/72 M+. Above all I still remember the day I got my VF-1S ROY with FP...It was like a dream come true...to me it looked like the most beautiful toy i had ever have...anyway I kept collecting 1/60 and when I saw yamato releasing the 1/48 i said to myself that I just would have done the 1/60. And I did it. Until last year. On July 2006 i bought my first valk 1/48. It was a VF-1S Hickaru with FP from Hlj...when i first saw it i was shocked...so much money for two pieces of plastic put together...bleah!!!I decided to ``build it`` but never to buy a 1/48 again...after I applied all the stickers, customized it a little bit, put the FP on...well, slowly I started to love it...besides when I started to transform it I realized the greatness of that model. The posability and the accuracy...( I am still not a big fan of the missiles and how you need to attach them but that`s fine). Now I am proud collector of 1/48. I just received my first VF-1A LOW VIS. (and i have to say it is just great) and ordered a LOW VIS.2 and Urban camo part...not counting that I keep on collecting the 1/60 with the releases of the YF-19 and M0 line.
In the end, i would reccomend to the ones who started to collect the 1/48 to give it a little time...you won`t regret it.