I thought there was someone here that liked the Deathrattle - there you are, GW do care about them after all! I like the Ironjawz models best - they're the most characterful in my view so far and they would make good extra Black Orcs in my Greenskins force for fantasy. From the 'Faction prediction' illustration, it looks as if there will be a Fyreslayer warband coming out sometime, so as the forum's resident Fyreslayer enthusiast, I'll wait until they come out until I consider getting the game. I'm hoping that GW will release the rules and a board separately so that I could just get the Fyreslayers and Ironjawz warbands, a rulebook and a board to play the game with my dad, who's the main Greenskin fan in my household. Also the Skaven warband will be fun to play too - I would certainly play as either them or the Fyreslayers, if not both. Certainly I have never been one for competitive play - you don't exaggerate, I have met competitive players and they will literally use specific game-winning builds for fantasy, 40K and AoS whenever they play a game, despite GW's claims that tournaments are friendly affairs, which bog-standard players like me (and most others here I imagine) look down upon because we just want to have a good time and use armies with thematic, balanced builds - if we go to tournaments we generally don't do that well because sooner or later our balanced forces will get steamrollered by some git with a game-breaking unit/army that is somehow legal. However, Shadespire is still a GW game, and hopefully the rules aren't broken so you can still get a fun game out of it. Also on your final point, have you noticed that Stormcasts feature twice in the cracked mirror illustration? This may well mean that there will be multiple Stormcast Warbands to choose from, and other races might follow suit!