One thing I like a lot about the Warhammer world is that magic has always been rather dark and deadly in that universe. I'm feeling a bit better about 3e over the past few days, but the issue of magic still concerns me. I'm worried that in order to try to open the game up to a more standard fantasy RPG crowd, you're going to be looking at something closer to a D&D-style magic system than what has come before. The image of the bright wizard on one of the core books seems to reinforce this.
Any idea about whether magic will retain its dark and deadly character? Or will be be looking at a world where many more D&D-style wizards and sorcerors are walking around slinging spells?