Depends on the game for me.
Flames of War and Command decision, definitely. battlestar Galactica and Stargate SG-1, definitely. Crockodile Games WARGODS OF AEGYPTUS, definitely.
If they can be improved, prepaintedI'm for it.
BTW....Memoir '44....yup, boardgame, but I personally also consider the miniatures fair game if they can be omproved to a players tastes. I seem to remember Brumbar44 over at the od days of Wonder Forum did some spectacular stuff.
"The Golden Rule of War, Speed - Simplicity - Boldness"
"YOU ARE NOT BEATEN UNTIL YOU ADMIT IT. HENCE, DON'T..." -- General George S. Patton, Jr