"table top gaming just require too much and reward too little for most part."
i tend to disagree here, i find that even just moving a unit of models is highly rewarding, to see your little dudes get into position to either deal or eat gunfire... i haven't found the same level of satisfaction of advancing and attacking with units in any video game i've played. games today tend to be a little too easy, just walk and shoot, and a lot of games are getting to be just you walking through the environment.
having to use your instinct to determine if you think you have enough reach to shoot at an enemy or if you'll miss, or to try and look through your model's LOS and seeing that ugly ork acrosse the way, it's just so much fun.
plus the inner artist in me is happy as peach about having to build and paint models!! woohoo!
here's an interesting question, are people shying away from 40k becuase of the game, or because of GW with their supposedly untested rules, overpricing of simple items (glue and paint comes to mind GW @ 5.50 for 12ml or P3 @ 3.50 for 18ml, hum...), bad wording and confusing ruleset.
like i mentioned earlier, i've started my army a year ago, but i saw Warhammer about 15 years ago in a comic shop and was instantly dragged in, but lacked any kind of funds to play. now i make money, so it's not so much a problem, but it's still super expensive. i bought my army, and now i don't think it's all that good so i need to invest in more models, and i simply can't afford it. (I need 2-3 leman russes @ 60$ each vs Warmachine's I need a Sniper unit that cost me 20$)
oh and one more thing that i'm not too fond of concerning 40K, 72" reach weapons. what's the point of a 4x6 table if there's nowhere to hide from such reach? why not just make it so it hits anything anywhere? it seems that the table size is correct for the amount of models fielded, but that the distances seem a tad bit too long. Correct me anyone if i'm wrong, but i'd think the game would be more fun if they would cut down on everything measured by half. no more 24" boltgun shiots, make it 12.