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I am also looking to return to the game after a few years away - last played 4th edition, although may have touched 5th edition briefly.

I was flicking through the nid codex in a GW store yesterday and the lack of points listings confused me a little. I get that these power levels might make for a quicker last minute army creation, but it does feel a little broken.
My gaming group is in it for fun, so we have been using the Force Point system for building armies and found it surprisingly balanced. We enforce a WYSIWYG and thus we see models that in competitive points based lists never see the light of day.

While 40K has become a simpler game with 8th edition, it has made for a faster game...which in 6th and 7th had become very, very long battles.

My two cents,