I've always loved elves. LotR, Forgotten Realms, all that good fantasy stuff. When I started 40k I got marines because, well, starter set... that was back in the good ol' days of third. Now I have almost ten thousand points of my beloved blood angels along with a small IG army and an even small ork one (from black reach). I wanted something different. I didn't want to stop playing vampires, but I wanted a change in style, so I decided to go for fantasy. At first I thought of vampire counts, because blood, then empire, because... humans, but then I noticed, way at the bottom of the GW army site, the wood elves. I googled them for competitiveness and was shocked to see that they were pretty much the worst army. Well then. I was entranced though, and I knew no other army could do. I also knew I had no one to play with. I waited. A year and a half later, my friend wanted to get into it. I knew my army, he was going ogres, but then he decided not to. So, neither did I. But now, he decided once more to give it a try with the new dark elves. I grabbed myself some ebay shennanigans, studied the art of the asrai, and went to war. I haven't lost yet (though I expect it to happen extremely soon, at least in terms of next games).
If you go down to the woods today, be wary