I don't know anything about Dark Eldar and I don't no anybody that play Dark Eldar. I would just like to no why they are a hated army.
GASP! Even better than the Tau? I've only played against Tau once and they wiped the floor with me. If the dark eldar are better than them, I'm NEVER going to go up against the Dark Eldar.And like the codex says, in the hands of a skilled and seasoned player, the Dark Eldar are near unbeatable, and I dont doubt it.
Listen to this man, he knows that of which he speaks. Dark Eldar used to be my main army.Dark Eldar are Direct Only. They made them that way a few years back because they weren't really selling and it cost them too much to keep them on the store shelves. (Interestingly enough, it does cost money for something to sit on the shelf, in a roundabout sort of way.) The models are old, although they're not all bad-- the Incubi and the Wyches are pretty cool.
The really funny thing is that the Dark Eldar are probably the best army in the game... they're so damn fast, extremely choppy, and can shoot up a storm. They take some skill to use, but the results are pretty vicious. They're quite challenging to play against, too. Disintegrators do horrible, horrible things to my power armour...
If a dark eldar player knows what he is doing they are not, by any means, easy to beat.I don't like dark eldar. They have the crappiest minis ever, and are too easy to beat. Also, I think they were just copied in from dark elves so they could have a 40k counterpart. Thats my 2 cents