It appears that GW has "listened" to the public and decided to modify Age of Suckmar for competitive play by returning to a points based system.
Nice idea but it's 12 months too late for me and the local community which was gutted by the death of 8th Ed WHFB. Points are nice but it's not going to get me playing the game, it won't restore the local tournament scene and it won't reunite a Fantasy community that has fractured into several camps only one of which (KoW) in my opinion has the critical mass to be nationally sustainable.
Those camps btw are (1) AoS players (2) 8th Ed players (3) 9th Ed (4) KoW and (5) guys like me who've quit fantasy altogether. Good luck getting them back together especially guys like me after spending a year sucking all of the enthusiasm and enjoyment I once had for the game out of me.
Now if they adjusted their pricing then I'd believe they were listening to people