While GW might be frelling up their supply chain, I think the new Tau codex is pretty cool. I've seen links for a lot of the stuff and it's all pretty sweet. Though haters gonna hate I suppose. I've seen much discussion about Tau are so much worse now that Broadsides are only ST8 AP1. You know, for all that AV14 we see on the tables these days. I guess they are also a little pissed that the army is pretty much BS3 across the board with no way to improve it. Well, except for marker-lights which are cheaper and more accessible.
Nothing seems Helldrake stupid, which is a good thing. We don't need any more of that in the game. Though maybe they'll FAQ the Riptide so that it can combine with a crisis suit team to form Voltron. With GW you never know.
I like how you can work Skyfire into every force org slot except troops. Yeah it's 20 points, but I can take skyfiring Fusion Guns! Which now have an 18 inch range. You can upgrade suits to have interceptor for 5 points. Including the Riptide. Yes, deep strike within line of sight to my model with a ST8 AP2 large blast.
I like how everything got cheaper. Suits are 22 points base know and have Multi-Trackers and Blacksun filters included for free. That's a total 10 point reduction. Most of their weapon options came down in price too. The special issue equipment looks to be worth taking. You don't have to take a Devilfish to run Pathfinders anymore.
I like how the army has blast weapons now thanks to overcharged ion weapons.
I like how they added missile drones, so that I can give my Fire Warriors some extra firepower.
I like how marker-lights can improve snap-fire and overwatch, and all the other tricks the army can do to make assaulting them a risky option. And you'll hardly ever get cover saves against Tau.
I'm cool with giving up my ST10 braodsides for all that.