Super Trooper, I said!
Even the worst painted mini looks so much better than not at all. And lets be honest a huge part of this hobby is how beautiful it looks, otherwise we would all be pushing card proxies around.
But other favor the playing part of the hobby more...
But I am with you - WYSIWYG is a must with me. I once played against someone who 5 minutes before the game starts buys a pack of cavalary bases and then tells me, that these are his 20 Dragon Princes of Caledor...