Long winded post is loooonng, ha ha. I apologize for this.
I'm overall satisfied with what is available, even if I can't use most of them, being penetrative vibrators (and of course, you can use those on the clitoris too, so, it's not a huge deal or anything).
But, from reading reviews of much of the selection of dildos, vibrators, and masturbators, there is definitely still much room to improve on.
Even in the so called luxury vibes, there are still complaints about thick seams running through toys which can cause discomfort, faulty buttons and features, lack of ergonomics and shape, gaps, battery guzzling, over charging, faulty mechanics, etc. While I definitely think the sex toy industry is moving along at a fairly great pace, there is still much work to be done, and just for me personally, I am not quite ready to drop 100-200 dollars on a toy just yet. However, I'm sure with how fast technology moves and how much more enthusiastic and open the world is becoming to embrace safter sex practices, that that will be in no time at all.
I'd say, overall, the quality control of sex toys is getting better as the years progress, but I still believe stricter guidelines should be enforced as they are in Europe. Safety should be the prime concern for these companies along with getting you off, of course. Companies should not be allowed to get away with advertising their toys, for instance, as pure silicone if they are some variation of non-porous TPR silicone or if their toys are made of some other kind of steel rather than stainless steal. Even if this doesn't happen as often as we think, it still happens considerably enough to be noted.
It's not only deceptive, but those who pay the money for the quality and safety of these toys, especially to be shared among other people or placed with other toys, need the right information to conduct what is safe for them. Having toys made of porous materials is fine, but I'd like to know before hand rather than having to take a gamble by going for something I think can be sterilized or not. It makes all the difference in the world. That and really, toys should not have phthalates in them. At all.
As for the variety, I think there is no such as a limit! People should be allowed to be as creative as they can, because it can only lead to further advancement in any technological field. The more the merrier, I say!
Although, like kendra30752 stated, I do wish there was more variety in both dildos and vibrators for those of us who can't handle much girth in our toys. My opinion on this may be skewed, since I'm at a level where I probably should not be using toys and focus more on dilating, but the fact of the matter stands. Size queens get a considerable selection, those in the middle get the best (average obviously), but those of us who need much slimmer toys are limited in what we can choose from for a silicone vibrator. And of those that are available, there is no such thing as a budget silicone option. Some of us can't spend 40-50+ dollars on one given vibe at a time.
So, as a result, I'm hoping the cost of silicone vibrators and dildos can go down and have more variation in sizes to meet the needs of a wider audience of women out there in time. Of course, it's hard to meet the needs of individual women (and men, in case point of the size of masturbators and prostate massagers), but I do wish there was more branching out. There is some already, but I just wish for more, ha ha.
Not to say that they aren't worth it (I think there are a number of toys very much worthy of their price, in fact.), but I think integrating safer materials and finishes/construction to toys is a relatively new concept (versus other needs) as well as fine tuning the technology behind them. While nothing can be perfect, it can come close to meet standards that someone will pay for them, as they do for many people already. For me personally, I can't imagine spending 100-200 dollars on a vibrator that has some of the faults I mentioned at that price. I was quite disappointed, to see for instance, the obvious glued seam on the Minna Ola, which otherwise, is an innovative toy, but the craftsmanship is not up to par. I expect something like that in 0-20 dollar toys, not something close to 170, but that is just me.
Besides, if the technology continues to advance, those toys that DO have those unsavory faults can be lowered into a more affordable price range and we can have more budget safe toys, and those that are just the top of their game can really shine and receive the price tag that they deserve. For many people, the set bar is already worth it to them and they are more than willing to spend it, which is is fantastic for them, but for me, I still see much room for improvement. However, if it wasn't for those people we wouldn't see the advancement today, and for that, I am grateful and continue to hope they enjoy the experiences they have and graciously share with us and the companies listening.