Thank you for all the welcomes and info/advice.
I think I will wait until 7th before I invest in anything.
A big part of why I want a mech army is that I really dislike painting "people". Pretty much all of my necromunda gangs have only been primed and are extremely likely to stay that way. I used to build and paint model aircraft when I was younger and thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, I really enjoy creating camo patterns. So, painting aircraft, tanks and mechs are right up my alley. And, honestly, I'd gladly pay $40 for the extra IG book it if meant I didn't have to paint infantry.
Seems like, if I go with IG, I would still have to take a couple infantry squads tho. Which sucks because I want to go IG. I think I am a treadhead in the making. If there is a way around it, I would love to know. I'd go with them in a heartbeat if I didn't have to take the infantry units. Also, I hear a good number of players aren't cool with playing against lots of tanks...Any truth to that?
That being said, I started looking at the new farsight enclave options and I am heavily leaning in that direction (Ty for the info pointing me to them). I like the idea of fielding a few crisis squads , some drones, a couple of broadsides, a hammerhead and maybe a flier or two, points allowing. Based on what I've read, it sounds fun and semi competitive. Which is almost exactly what I'm looking for.
Being that I am going to wait to make a final decision, any input would still be appreciated.
Thank you again.