There HAVE been super-fail models by PP before... The Skorne Battleengine, for instance. The Skinner. If PP has suddenly revealed a master plan to make these models good... I missed it.
Nephalim Protector is pretty lackluster too. People still pretty much hate the Argus (although, I kindof think it's "ok").
But really. Same POW fists, Spell Ward,+1 MAT, AOE KD fists, more boxes, High POW gun with eleap / No-Enter AOEs and Construct so no frenzy? And a CRAZY GOOD animus in faction.