And I hope the rumors about the consolidation, limited edition models, and bubble worlds aren't true, but when you see brown clouds that smell like crap on the horizon you should expect a shitstorm.
They already do limited edition models. Two Space Marine Captains/Chapter Masters and the character models in box sets like Deathstorm prove that already. Doing it with Fantasy won't hurt the game and may help sell campaign boxes.
Also consolidated armies doesn't prevent you from running pure armies. The End of Times Undead Book doesn't prevent you from building a pure army for Vampire Counts for example. Just because the armies get consolidated doesn't mean the ability to run them solo is changing.
And as I've said: fantasy is basically dead. It hasn't been a major seller since at least 2012 (locally, despite a die hard Fantasy community, 40k outsells it 10:1). It's bloody broken and something major needs to be done. That means we need to stop acting like a bunch of fucking old people who remember the "good old days" and realize how fucking bad it's gotten. If that means the whole damn game needs to be tossed out and reworked into something actually 100% unique instead of being largely a D&D miniature collection made into army game and the rules reworked from the ground up to make it a better game that makes money instead of losing it (because GW puts at least as much of their resources into Fantasy and it's bloody burning a hole in the floor faster than their brick and mortar stores are) then they owe it to themselves, to their stockholders and their customers to do it before they fucking sink themselves.
Fighting change just because it's new and different is fucking stupid. Wait for the rules to come out, get a feel for where the game is going and then
decide if it's something you like instead of jumping ship based on hearsay.
I found this stumbling around -
Look very closely at the Screaming Bells in the background.
Interesting. Looks like round bases are possibly in the works after all. They look good, though I'm curious how the movement rules for them may change if they're on round bases.