Now, I'm normally not one to price gripe too much, but geez.
First came the 8th Ed WHFB rulebook, weighing in at 74.25USD. Many, myself among them, decided to just wait for the starter set instead.
Then that starter set arrives, Island of Blood for 99.00USD. Hmm.
Seems like just a few years ago when the hardback books were in the 40-50USD range, and the starter sets were 60-75USD. Don't get me wrong; the minis in IoB look pretty nice, but I have no real interest in a Skaven or HE army, reducing the utility, and that's probably the case for most players too. I also question some of the choices - while the lord on Griffon looks great, you're not likely to field more than one, cutting down on the value of the "buy two and swap figures" plan many do with the starter sets. I've seen people with whole armies built out of multiple sets of Black Reach Orks or BfSP Gobbos and Dwarves; that seems less likely with Island of Blood.
Since I have had a fantasy army bestowed upon me, it would seem crass not to get back into WHFB at some point, but I imagine I'll just be ebaying for a book and maybe a few specific figures like the Rat Ogres instead of plunking down for the whole shebang.
For those of you interested in 8th ed, are your WHFB plans? Did you already get the big book? Plan on Island of Blood? Both? Piecemeal approach?