Not going to write really deep on this, but it is on my mind. Great discussion on Bell of Lost Souls today about could 40k borrow a thing or two from Age of Sigmar. To me I really don't want to hurt people's feelings but the current 40k point system forces you to constantly escalate.
If you aren't fielding the Best In Slot choices and spamming them, you will lose to the player that does. It is a point based system and we will work to exploit it. Or at least we should in the world of competitive play.
I told the anecdotal story of my brother's Night Goblins. He was buying, assembling, and painting all of these cool little goblin mushroom freaks with their kick ass black robes and bad moon shields. They looked awesome. But.. it is a game after all. I couldn't wrap my head around it.
THEY ARE TERRIBLE.
Like under no circumstances would they ever do anything at all in the game. Maybe some filler on the board or whatever, but they just weren't an effective force compared to the current power level.
Flash forward to Age of Sigmar- woah, they can shoot dragons out of the sky. The point system is gone and it might take a few games to hit a balancing mark, but oh wow- this is going to be awesome. I am actually really glad he skipped the traditional build and made an army he wanted to play.