1. What would you as a collector want to let them know that if they did would endear you to their product?
Be passionate by what you're doing, not the money you'll earn. I'm willing to pay a bit more for a product if the quality is there. So a better quality control with a bit of passion would do it (that's why I love kit, it usually cost more than pre-paint statues but sculptors and producers are passionate and you can feel it in their productions.
2. What would be most important to you? Cost? Statue weight? Paint job quality? Design complexity?
A good design don't necessarily mean a complex design. Paint job is important and a price that match with the product.
When a company do more and more copies of their statues with lowest quality resin, paint job done by blind painters and no quality control at the end, it doesn't justify the price inflation.
3. Would you prefer action poses or museum poses(or both?)
It really depends of the character. It could be both in the same time, isn't it? A Silver Surfer standing on his board would be a museum as well as an action pose, no?
I like both, in fact.
4. What would be your top 5 character choices?
I actually have all the characters I like, I think.
Maybe a set of modern Guardians of the Galaxy (which make 5 characters with Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax) in their Annihilation costume (dark red & dark blue).
Or maybe a set of the Infinity Watch (Adam Warlock, Gamora, Drax, Moondragon, Pip the Troll).
But please, no more Iron-Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Batman, Hulk or too much seen character… Or maybe one Spider-Man Noir (but it was never done before even if he's a Spider-Man).