Given x time where x approaches infinity, all game companies will also approach one of two states. The first state is bankruptcy. The second condition is a state of existence indistinguishable from Games-Workshop.
I get a certain schadenfreude whenever a game company implements a new business practice that at one point or another was used as a reason to like them over GW. I got it when Privateer started their own magazine and hobby line. I got it when Privateer started going plastic/resin. I had it when Apple switched to Intel processors and abandoned RISK architecture(OK, not a miniature company, but same type of situation). I'm having it now that Battlefront is disallowing non Battlefront miniatures at official events.
These things don't make either Privateer or Battlefront bad companies(or Apple). They make business decision that are in their best interest, just like everyone else. I just like deflating fan boys who think some company has their best interest at heart. All companies want all your money. Deal with it.