Right now we all sound like the college kid that upon waking up in a strange garage on a Saturday morning with a blazing headache pronounces: ‘Uggghhh. I will never drink again’. Yet we all know that come Friday night he’s gonna be right back in that same garage at that same house doing a keg stand while some fat man named Carl, who graduated 4 years previous with a degree in ‘women’s studies’, holds his feet.
We might buy less, and certainly we will consider whether or not to start Dark Eldar a bit more carefully now - even though the models are so damn cool. But at the end of the day we are no more walking away from a hobby we have poured so many hours into than Carl will be putting down his fork and spoon at Granny’s $5.99 buffet. At this point we are too invested to go cold turkey, and just like Carl – we love them baby back ribs too much to give ‘em up.
So climb down off the ledge guys, the view is just as good back inside the warm comfort of the old gaming place as it is out there. Sure, we won’t be able to build huge new armies as fast as we used to; but hell I can’t buy as many cheeseburgers from McDonalds as I used to either.
Two years ago I could get almost a 30% discount by ordering from Australia because of the trade rates; today the Australian dollar is just as strong as the American one. 10 years ago I had to spend $2.20 to get one British Pound, now I can get one for $1.60. Things are different now than they used to be and in a global economy Games Workshop is trying to figure it all out, same as any of us.