EDIT: Anyone think we could kidnap Ward and make him write the Sisters a codex next? I'd love to have some great rules with silly fluff (maybe they beat down the Grey Knights or punt Flesh Tearers into the Warp?). I can deal with silly (I own a three-armed Chaos Marine (I wanted to give him a Bolter, Bolt Pistol and Chainsword :D)), but mediocre is just infuriating. I'd rather see a legitimate attempt and laugh off the goofy parts then see something that wasn't even attempted and only phoned in.
This, this and this
Some ppl seem to get all consumed by nerdrage that the fluff of their plastic toys has gone towards the silly spectrum. Guess what, GW was reknown for their OTT silly (and humorous too) fluff a decade ago. Fluff can change, deal with it...
IMO, it looks like Ward has revived another boring, half arsed and bland army (much like deamonhunters were) into a fully fleshed out force to be reckoned with really soon (one that is not restricted to a mono-build to work). At least, when you read all the rumours, the army has become a lot more competitive/viable on paper... I'm pretty sure that'll translate to the tabletop as well.
The army seems to have a lot of new cool units now. And I do hope this army will have a few nasty sharp edges on the battlefield (even though I don't intend to collect a necron force). I'm also really happy for my buddy who decided to hang on to his old crons for soo long.
Sure there will be ppl who go all butthurt when they get trashed by this new codex, crying OP when they pick away their SW, IG, BA, DE or GKs off the battlefield. As for the ppl who are still stuck with old underpowered codexes... That sucks, no denying that. But looking at the recent string of good codexes released, I think you can be confident that something good is on the horizon (even for xenos players... :D )
*EDIT* I for one welcome our new robotic overlords.