Hello Ghazy my old friend
I've come to drink with you again
Because the codex is still creeping
Left a steaming pile which is dripping
But the vision that was planted in my brain
within the green of skin
Unfortunately I fear that the last attempt at fixing the codex has already been done, and the big wigs are shoving us back to the classic release schedule of a new Codex every 7-9 years.
I mean it was nice that they released a 'new' Ghaz supplement, but it was pretty much the old one with an overpriced and underpowered Decurion, and they took out the 1 Formation that was of any real use. They also gave us a new Flyer, which has a great look to it (despite missing any and all semblance of landing gear) but for what it's worth the Wazbomb has been pretty underwhelming in the few games I've playtested.
I still love my Orks, and its honestly all I want to play, but every time I try to play them the depression sets in. They wrote the book so you fought the codex alongside your opponent, which not only saps all the fun, it makes my beloved hobby a "why bother". And I'm personally angry with myself, my models, and the codex for feeling like that.
I don't know what exactly the 7th Ed book was written for, in hindsight I'd rather be playing with the 4th Ed book with a FAQ print out for HP, Death from the Skies for Flyers, Escalation if I ever wanted a Stompa, and a beat up WD for the Looted Wagon. I actually find it really strange that my favorite datasheet for 7th Edition Orks is the Looted Wagon which isn't in the codex. I think it points out that Jervis Johnson wasn't part of the design team since he made something for the Orks that was viable. (Of course that datasheet is the ONLY Ork thing that had an author's name attached to it in 7th, so there's that to consider.)
I know a lot of players both in person and online that have mentioned that it's two years old and I should shut up already with my opinions on the Codex. To that point I myself must admit that I'm getting sick of Chaos players mentioning their codex creep since they can still be considerably more competitive then the cheesiest Unbound Ork army (which coincidentally lacks any infantry save for Grot Artillery crews).
For a forum to exist you need two things. A place for the voices to be heard, and people excited by the topic to speak. We have the place, but nothing to spark the conversation.
I know that sometime in the near future GW will be releasing the Snapfit Orks for their attempt at the Toyz R Us market, which will garner some new Greenskin players, but in my crazy opinion they'd sell more if they gave Orks a worthwhile rules set.
And all the boyz bowed and prayed
For a good codex to be made
But GW flashed a warning
in the signs that was forming
And the sign said a new codex
is not on the horizon walls
or Ork hut walls
echoing the sounds of sadness.