I checked out on the GG mini-busts a few years ago. Seeing the price on this Kylo Ren bust, I'm kind of glad I did that. And it has nothing to do with the quality of the product, or being critical of customer service, etc. It's the prices.
I got into the Gentle Giant mini-bust line shortly after it launched. And what's alarming is the price creep that's been happening with Gentle Giant as well as Sideshow Collectibles. They both launched their Star Wars lines with much more reasonable pricing. Like you mentioned, Rob, prices for mini-busts were around $45. And Sideshow was selling their 1/6th scale figures for around the same price, too. Now you can't touch either of those for under $100. Mind you, I make more money now than I did in the early 2000's when these lines launched. But I also have a family now and far more financial responsibilities now than I did then. Gentle Giant became a victim of my own cost cutting, and so did Sideshow for the most part.