Thank you for the further points. I have to compare the two games now.
1) I don't see a time where I would ever have more than 2 players, so does AGOT begin to pale in that regard vs WI? Which is a better straight-up 2 person game?
As for your recommendations, I am an experienced CCG player, but I do not care about 3+ player capability, and I'm already "devoted" to at least 2 other games at the moment. So would you recommend Warhammer at that point? I plan on asking my friend's opinion on both games too, and that will carry a lot of weight, but as I said, good reviews always help.
AGOT's a fantastic game for 2 players, so no worries there. However, there are a small number of cards in the core set that are pretty lame in 2-player matches; you'll figure out which ones they are pretty soon, and swap them out for other cards.
There's no easy answer to your other question, about whether Warhammer would be better for you because you're "devoted" to 2 other games (which I assume means that you would play AGOT/Warhammer only sporadically). Let me share one observation that may help:
In my opinion, there's more tactical depth in AGOT. What I mean is that it's very hard to win AGOT, even with a great deck, if you make poor tactical decisions during play. By comparison, about 50% of my Warhammer games seem to run on autopilot -- my deck/strategy vs. the opponent's deck/strategy, with only a few key tactical decisions each game.
The flip side of the tactical depth is that AGOT creates more "brain burn" for casual players: The tactical decision trees can be overwhelming, and lead to analysis paralysis. With experience, of course, this isn't as big a problem.
I hope that helps. I'm a sporadic player myself, and would definitely choose AGOT over Warhammer if given a choice. Unfortunately the only person I can make time to play with doesn't own AGOT cards, so I haven't played it in over a year. I miss it!