Dial in any value from 8 Decades Resistors, Capacitors & Inductors.
R, L, C isolated or any possible RC, LC, RL, RLC combinations
by Roger Leifert
I also like the E12 idea.
E12 would be great.
Vote for E12 stepping.
E12 stepping is defenitely a good idea.
I like your idea about getting higher resolution in the 1k to 100k range...
I'd also prefer the E12 stepping. If small values are needed we tend to use precision components.
I'd prefer that. Resistors from 1..10 Ohm and > 15 MOhm are infrequently used. So think your idea is a good one