@ The OP:
TheDarkGeneral seems very sure that Daemons will get an update in 2013. Personally my guess would be 2014 though. What I am hoping to get with the upcoming Chaos-related releases for 40k is (finally) PLASTIC PLAGUEBEARERS. Just those models would keep me happy for quite a while.
Can I just ask.. Why would be such a horror, in your mind, if Robin Cruddace wrote the next Daemon Army Book?
I have no idea about his qualities personally. Didn't he make the last VC book just released for 8th Ed? Isn't that book widely regarded as rather "all right"?
By the way, I more or less agree with you, the further away from 7th Ed we are when we finally get a new book the better it is probably.. because the fact that Daemons isn't an OP army anymore needs to sink in first, before anyone comes at it with a big fat nerf-hammer..
But other than that I think we'd all have something to look forward to. I mean, I think the new army books for 8th Ed have been pretty exciting so far.. No reason why Daemons should be any different.. That is.. Of course.. unless they for some reason go blind with nerf-rage, remove Instability, remove Deaemonic Gifts, make Daemons auxilleries to Warriors of Chaos and Beastmen, and generally make me quit the hobby.. *lol*