To salve your hurt, I can assure you that loads of truck boys are still viable. My current list is as follows:
Force org 1
Warboss; heavy armor, big choppa, TL shoota, boss pole (sometimes I pay the points for the head whoppa)
11 ard boys in truck with ram.
12 boys in truck with ram, one upgraded to nob with PK
Two squadrons of five death coptas
One squadron of two rockit buggies.
Force org 2;
Big mek with shoota and heavy armor
11 shoota boys in a truck with ram and wrecking ball
12 boys in truck with ram, one upgraded to nob with big choppa
Two squadrons of three rockit buggies
One dakka jet with extra guns and ace upgrade
one burna bomma with 4 burna bomms
Force org 3;
big mek with shoota
11 shoota boys in truck with ram and wrecking ball
12 boys in truck one upgraded to nob with ram
Two squadrons of 2 rockit buggies
One dakka jet with extra guns (if I need a few more points I add in ace)
All this for a tad less than 2k points
For games over 2k I add in another force org chart
11 boys in truck with ram and ball
12 boys in truck with ram on upgraded to nob with big choppa
15 lootas in a BW with 4 rockits and ram
While it took a few games to work out the kinks and adapt to the new rules, I finally figured it out. I am now about win as many as I lose (as opposed to loosing every game). so I am happy with my orks now, as technically we never lose, just sometimes, we don't win. This way I am always welcome to play rematches as I don't have a death star army, but I have a speed freak army that is all painted red and ready to rock.
Tacktiks are get close and get boys in combat before turn three as that seems to be the turn that all the trucks blow up. Using my dakka jets to shoot down enemy planes, while the rockit buggies and coptas to twin link shoot at armor. The coptas sometimes out flank to get at juicy rear area targets that are lobbing big stuff at me, but most times start on the board.
While I am definitely not even remotely good enough for tourney play, it is still a fun army to play at my local and with friends.
So, stop trying to make excuses, the speed freaks still ride on..