I would say that some players are becoming more open-minded about the game, and others are actually doing the opposite. A good friend of mine suddenly insists on playing smaller games. For the longest time, we would play 2000-2500 points, since that was 'Ard Boyz sized games, but since 6th dropped he won't even touch a large game. He's arguing that 1850 is the absolute highest he wants to go. I, on the other hand, play 40k for what it is: a WAR game. He's looking for skirmishes. If I wanted to play a skirmish game, I'd play Warmachine. Another friend, however, is all about playing bigger games whereas he used to only play smaller ones. And although I'm willing to play a 1500 or 1850 game, I just don't think those points look impressive enough on the table top. I just did a quick count yesterday, and I have 5734 points of CSM, WITHOUT ADDING ANY WARGEAR. Just a rough estimate, with wargear, I'm looking at close to 7000 points. And I still don't have everything that I want for the army. I don't own any forgefiends/maulerfiends (I want at least 2), I don't own a warpsmith, nor do I have a sorcerer. I don't own a single obliterator, nor any mutilators. I'd like to get a couple of Helldrakes. When I want an army, I want AN ARMY. I look at 1850 games, and although enjoyable for the tactics involved in making difficult decisions, it's over too quick, and it just doesn't have the feel of 2 armies going to battle. It feels more like a chance encounter. I the point I'm making here is that, although it is opening up some peoples' minds, it is closing the minds of others.