I know I was going to post pics and battle reports from last weekends tournament and I will - I promise. But I read this today and just have to mention it. One of the many blogs I follow ( http://plasticlegions.blogspot.com - article titled "The Problem with 'Ard Boyz") wrote a commentary about 'Ard Boyz and the like in regards to the direction this over-the-top competitive approach to tournaments is taking GW. I can't help but agree with him 100%, despite having never attending one. The simple fact that the "hobby" part of GW is pushed aside (models do not require to be painted or even fully assembled at A'rd Boyz) is an ominous sign considering the prize support and promotion these events get - on top of the cancellation of all but 1 GW run Grand Tournament.
I'm all for local/Indy GTs and events- and go to any that are available in my city, but to promote these events as the "pinnacle" and "elite" levels of the hobby is frightening. Anyways, have a read and let me know what you think.