Me too. I'm torn between being very hopeful that we'll see a substantial number of the buffs we need, and concerned that we'll get the Legion treatment, and have a substantial number of our needy living beasts left out in the cold.
I would be more excited if it wasn't delaying the Tharn CID/overall process of actually fixing the balance of the game I currently play.
As someone who was invited to work on the Amazing Eternals before it got canceled, I get really peeved when I see this attitude. Just because a developer has a well-known project that they continue to work with doesn't make anything that isn't directly supporting that project a detriment to the company. Working only on a single project is a nice trip to lack of productivity.
It's all about keeping costs down - a quality playmat and models and dice and rules and plastic/resin buildings would all up the cost very fast. Surprised they used paper and not card for the buildings; but its a started set designed to get you in cheap and fast.
A low buy-in price is often a good thing as it gets more people in fast; then they can expand with better stuff once they are hooked.
If you are familiar with the original game, these mats are exactly the same material from the looks of it. I know many people got theirs laminated to keep them in good, playable condition. It was also a very different game back then in terms of how you got models and how it was pre-painted plastic.
Gastone is here, and I'm not playing him as much as I thought I would. [sad face emoji]