Andrew, you are very very wrong regarding the FAQ/Compendium 2010. Dimissing it at half-***ed fan rules is very wrong.
Tell, what original fleet got messed up due the FAQ? I say none. The point changes are needed (eg Armageddon, Voss CL, Hellebore etc).
The new fleets are additions. The lance on the Marines is something GW wanted (from what we got from the HA, the fan majority disliked it and made it a crap option. The Seditio became a cool/balanced/fluff option now.
Bakka was mediocre in the fanatic magazine, now it became better.
All due the HA working on it and asking the fans/community for input. And that was a GREAT approach.
(I am biased, I am mentioned in the introduction of the FAQ, but it also means I know how it was developed ).
There are some things I dislike in the FAQ. And some in fact won't be used forever. Like the stacking rules. And we still play blastmarkers v1.0 (1999).