Thanks for the download on your background and interests.
I tend to agree on the Arms Race in 40k, each time I read an update I was thinking to myself - wow, a lot of one shot stuff in here.
With Inq28, InquisiMunda, KIll Team and so on; I suspect we may see a rejuvenation of tactical skirmish games that eschew vast armies in favour of themed forces and action gameplay.
Its a great time to review your collection and build what you like not what is necessary to statistically win. The new boxed sets for Tau are great in this regard.
Look forward to your input on the forum