I know its on a lot of blogs on the moment but I've got to comment on the Storm Raven.
My god is that thing ugly. Its all I am seeing from any blog. How ugly the thing is and it led me to think about something that has troubled me for a few months now.
When I took up 40k everything was very happy and nice for at least of good 6 months but recently I have noticed how little Games Workshop as a company seem to care about their core customers. As Gav said in a blog the other day its incredibly easy for the pennies to mount up when it comes to the hobby. Why aren't we or opinions bothered about?
Would it not be a good idea to have some sort of market research between customers and employees go on? I have worked for a food flavourings company and done exactly that for far bigger companies than GW, they work fine? I know that GW must fear people leaking what they see in consumer research but thats why non disclosure agreements were made. If people spill the beans they aren't invited back again, they are banned from entering your tournaments and if you want the opinions of serious gamers a lot of them will be tournament gamers.
I am not so obtuse as that I expect GW read these blogs but I would like to tell them that they have a core following of customers, its time for us to start working together to make this hobby what we want so you don't release glimpses of something and for every blog to slate it.