I have been thinking about this for a while when I heard the rule for 40k were made with the beer and pretzel crowd in mind and not competitive player
Is out of date thinking? 20+ years ago this was true. People didn't have access to the internet to find the "list" or broken combos so for most casual game this wasn't a problem.
Now that people have access to this information and everyone in the world can get together to find the best of everything to play if you want to play to win. This can make casual games not as fun or balanced.
I believe it's time that the rules need to be designed with competitive players in mind. Not just for tournaments but for the "beer and pretzel" crowd.
I have seen to many heated "rule debates" ruin casual games. If we could make the rules more clear and balanced it would lessen the rule arguments, though never get rid of them