I'm not salty. I didn't play WHFB or 40k for over a decade when AoS came on the scene and I watched it's introduction in amusement, albeit with a bit of sadness that they were ending Fantasy (which I still kept up to date with and read fluff wise). It was the burst of interest in older editions and the 'Use whatever you like' mentality of the people continuing to play WHFB that got me back into the game. I don't play in GW's so they're not going to yell at me for having Grenadier dwarves and halflings or Ral Partha elves or Perry Miniatures 'Tileans', etc. Honestly, in many ways, getting dropped officially was the best thing for Warhammer because now the people left aren't the WAAC tourney-fags but generally people with large collections of fantasy miniatures.
if it hadn't been for AoS, in a round about way, I'd never have gotten back into WHFB and certainly never touched 3rd Edition or looked at the older miniatures and 3rd party stuff. So for me, personally, it's actually been a good thing and a huge burst of creativity and fun in my club. Just nothing to do actually with AoS.
I'm just pointing out what are missed opportunities. GW drove a ton of people away from them with AoS who they didn't have to with the poor choices, and they could have increases sales everywhere with the suggestions I've made by allowing people to do what people say AoS does but with GW's entire non-LOTR range.