One of the biggest thing I see that goes around our hobby is the knee jerk reaction many players jump to when some change is coming up to their game or faction. Without even giving it a chance - and most of the time, they can't because they ride on rumors or beta test rules - there's already assumption and grandstanding.
There's nothing to change that. In fact, I love to watch it happen. It's like watching the WWE. Everyone has a side and each match is set. Match goes on and on until the main event and there's carnage. Then it's over, people go home, and surmise about the next thing that's going to come out. Waiting for that next pay per view event.
Some people take it so personally, they quit the game or sell off their faction and play something else (that in itself is fun!). They get so riled up that they stress out. They turn it into a crusade and light the torches and seek out follower of similar interest to call for change! As if that ever worked.
Let's look at it in a different way. When a new edition or faction book comes out, I'm always curious to see what's going to happen to that faction. What's being taken away? What's being added? How will it play? If it's something I play, I can't wait to see what's on the table. To me, it's like playing from the start and that's what makes it fun.
Unlearn what you have learned and start again. Make it work again but in a different way. At least give it a chance and if you don't like it then fine. But I see some people lose out on things because they didn't give it enough of a chance. I'm not talking to the egotastic gamers who already settled on their opinion. That's fine. I'm mainly directing this to the people that might be able to fine a way to make lemonade out of lemons.
FamilyofGamers777. He's a coach for a High School and he's brought his team to some good wins. He told me he treats it like a team coming up to a new season. His stars graduates and he has to go through his roster and find and train new star players. He treats the armies he plays the same way. When a new faction book comes out, he goes through the list, find out the strengths and weaknesses, find out how to play them again and put them on the table and try it out. He has to rebuild the team based on the players he's got for the new season.
The game, no matter which you play, will always change. You have to roll with them or die in stagnation. Give it a chance and you might find your love for it again. That's all I'm saying. :)
Breath deep, smile, have fun by unlearning what you have learned.