Warning, this will be a pointless rant.
I'd like to start by saying that Retribution is my favorite faction in the game, we have the coolest fluff, the best infantry models, some of the coolest warcasters and a really interesting playstyle. Plus even my favorite Cryx warcaster if from the Retribution and still is looking out for Ios in his own twisted way.
However, and this is a big thing: I do not like our 'jacks at all, the models don't interest me, way too much open space, strange heads (and the insanely large codpieces do nothing to help with that) and almost everyone of them feels at least a point overcosted, and then we don't even have a proper 'jack 'caster like every other faction has. I was really hoping the Vyre 'jacks would change that, and while I do like them more than the Shyeel 'jacks, they are still below any other factions 'jacks in my mind.
This is why I have yet to buy a single Retribution model, they're my favorite faction in the game and I don't own one model. I've proxied and played games in vassal many times. (I do own the books after all) But I can never bring myself to start an army because of those 'jacks. *sigh*
I'm not quite sure what the point in making this thread was, just wanted to get out my frustration over this. The instant PP releases a 'jack or two that I like for Retribution I'll buy up a whole army.