The following write up is from a club mate of mine who gave AoS a go last night
Read Jeff's analysis here
In terms of his ability to analyse the game it is pretty high. Jeff is one of the best Whfb players in the country, has a strong grasp of the subtle nuances of gameplay and a solid understanding of all the armies he plays (which is nearly all of them). His thoughts basically confirm my own suspicions from reading the rules and warscrolls last night.
The absence of any points system and removal of army comp rules basically destroy any hope of balance in the game and its ability to be used in tournaments. The removal of flanks and rear and simplification of movement also remove any need for tactical ability in the game and create as Jeff states a massive uninspiring free for all.
Whfb was a thinking players game one that rewarded peoples ability to make best use of the assets available to them via the points system and those who could think ahead I.e. like chess players. This seems to have all disappeared with Age of Sigmar which it seems has put a bullet through the head of 8th Edition