How is your local community accepting the big changes to the Warhammer core rules? For the most part it has revived the interest in Warhammer as far as I can tell. Lots of new players building armies and enjoying the rules, and old players starting new armies or bringing out old armies that maybe weren't competitive in the last edition. Or are they strongly against the new changes and forming their own secret clubs to play 7th edition while hidden away in their basement?! There was a small faction after ETC that had mentioned they wanted to play 7th edition again next year for the ETC, because 8th didn't lend to the same competitive tournament play. Sure I agree that it's harder to have a balanced tournament with the way things are now, but overall I love 8th edition and think it is an improvement for my enjoyment of the game.
I did have one serious objection to the new edition by an opponent this weekend. I was at one of my FLGS's. I was playing multiple games to practice for this coming Saturday's 'Ard Boyz semi final in Toledo, and I was playing an Ogre player who had seem some 8th edition but hadn't played yet. He made his list and didn't mind playing against my 'Ard Boyz list, and we set up playing a normal Battleline scenario at his request. I took my first turn and mostly maneuvered, but things didn't go so well on his first turn. During the charge phase, he charged with his Ogre Bulls against my Clan Rats and chose to Hold. When his Yetis also charged the same unit the Clan Rats chose to Flee! The sequence of declaring all of your charges and reactions, combined with my Clan Rats now fleeing in a safe direction from the center of his Yeti units, and the fact that his Ogres would now fail their charge as well (I bounced through my own rats about 16 inches total) infuriated him. He stopped the game right there, stated he wasn't playing his Ogres anymore, and probably wasn't going to play Warhammer again until they changed the rules. Oooooooooo K.
There are good things and there are bad things about 8th Edition. I'd say there are more good than bad and it is a ton of fun overall. The rule set is here to stay, so unless you are forming your own basement 7th edition club you need to just learn the new ruleset like everybody else and have FUN.