So at what point do you realize you're there?
I've noticed over the past several months that I've been getting grumpier & bitchier when it comes to my mini gaming hobby. I still love he models, still love the fluff, but...I just don't seem to be getting the enjoyment out of it that I used to. I'm sure that the omnipresent proxying that I was ranting about previously has a bit to do with it. Facing the same armies all the time doesn't help much either. A buddy of mine is coming over to play tonight and wanted to know if I'd mind if he brought the Deathguard...again. Prior to the SW codex release, barring 2 or 3 appearances of either Eldar or Witchhunters, he played Deathguard or demons for close to a year and a half straight. Actually prior to the Demon codex, it was nothing BUT Deathguard. He does also have enough marines to easily make another SM chapter, and there's an assload of IG I'm told will see the light of day sometime, and I hear of Orks getting painted too. But it always seems like he wants to play the same army (note, he is bringing WH tonight after some grumbling by me).
I think its a symptom of our small gaming group here locally. After the release of the SW codex, the three guys I play regularly (including the guy mentioned above) all play Space wolves, and as such it felt as though I played the entire chapter over the course over the course of 2-3 months. I have a bunch of armies myself, and try to rotate them every week so as to not get bored, sometimes I'll use the same list for 2 weeks in a row, but then they hit the shelf, and something else comes out. Perhaps that's just my continuous indecision & general lack of focus, but it REALLY aggravates me when my opponents get fixated on one army to the exclusion of all others. (the fact that I had three guys stuck on the Wolves just compounded that).
Problem is, that really shouldn't be a problem.
In fact most people have a 'primary army' that they focus on to the exclusion of most, if not all others. Mine started with IG for a few years, migrated to SM for a few more, and only in the past several have I started the constant rotation idea. So, I'm starting to think that I'm just burnt out on gaming. I really don't want to start any other armies, and frequently complain about GW's 'codex creep' (having dumped my beloved Orks so far down on the scale of HTH armies, that they're right there with the Eldar on the Psychic power scale is a common rant of mine). With winter's end I can go play outside some more (even though I'm told that its snowing out right now). Maybe I'll just pull back a bit from the hobby. I tend to game more in the winter due to the cold limiting what there is to do.
I don't want to quit gaming, far from it, I'm just not getting what I used to out of it. I dunno, does that sound like burnout to you?