I've had a scout about on the GW website and looked at their paint conversion chart. It seems that there is a match for mechrite red (according to the chart) but I'm going to have to go in to a store to take a closer look as the swatch that is shown on the website looks nothing like. In fact it looks blue! (not true, just a silly joke).
Time for some jazz flute.
I'd also agree with your comments about the sheer number of paints available now - the range is huge. If you follow the suggested painting recipes then you would need around 4pots of paint for every colour you put on a mini. Wowee!
San Diego... Nobody knows the true meaning of its name.
Going to bed now, but will try to paint some minis this week - it's time to finish off some Khorne dogs.