Let’s get some positivity on the new forum; have some feel good.
Maybe remind a rules writer of what’s important to us.
I’ll start with two things.
It’s about what you do, there are no super units, netlists, rolls on a table or spells that will win the game for you. After a game I can point out which move won or lost the game. Not which unit, list or roll. Unless, maybe, if it was a close game.
Mantic is also what I consider old school. They let my hobby be mine and it’s about pushing fantasy armies around on a table. Straight up fantasy like I read as a kid. Not unique IP with some sort of trope subversion or other need to be extra special.
I don’t have to keep up with the meta, buy the right thing and get the right new army book.
I can bring my army that I love with the minis that I’ve collected, built and/or converted and put them on the table. I don’t have to worry about them being replaced or phased out (because the unit isn’t tied to that particular model) or that bringing them is shooting myself in the foot because the meta doesn’t favour them right now.
I’ve got a bit of freedom. I don’t have to buy the box with the unit’s name on. I can figure out my own thing.