Over on The Warhammer Forum a thread started overnight regarding the End Times release.
Titled "Does Endtimes make you want to quit (serious)?" It is getting quite a bit of traffic.
My contribution was the following:
It doesn't make me want to quit....but I do think that from a tournament pov things are much harder to balance.
This becomes more of an issue where you move from the more hobby event (variable sports, variable presentation taking a high percentage) to one where trinkets are given out largely based on game score.
I worry that we are moving to "End of 7th Times" where success in uncomped tournaments was unduly influenced by race selection
And that is my concern...purely towards the tournament game. I think things are going to be very hard in the next 12 months until we get to a final state. In the interim there is going to be flux.
However outside the tournament game I couldn't be more excited. Change, new models, new rules, new narrative. It really is the best of times from a hobby point of view. Suddenly everything is possible - not in a silly Warhammer 40k sixth edition way - but in a structured narrative driven story.
So quit Warhammer? Not likely.