Well, I got my copy this morning, and the bedamned book has kept me away from work far more than it should have…
Anyway, I am very happy with it, and would say 'Yes, it was worth the wait', or words to that effect. I do like a lot of the less obvious monsters, as they are not things I would automatically have thought of, but in many cases can be ported to other situations quite easily, such as the unquenched, which could be very easily used as a 'cold' monster (freezing rather than dehydrating) if the situation demanded.
I found it a lot more thorough than Creatures Anathema, and though perhaps not as atmospheric, still a good read (well, skim, I have probably only gone over 1/4 of it in any detail). It doesn't reproduce material (so no Eldar rangers or dire avengers, as they are in Creatures Anathema, etc) - one of those things which will leave some people miffed for having to buy another book, and others happy for not buying the same things twice. I am quite happy about the Eldar, as I have Creatures Anathama, but not having the DW xenos book, the missing kroot are a bother….
There are always going to be things that one would like added - I for one would have liked more on Stryxis, which, after Eldar and Kroot are quickly becoming my next favourite alien - maybe Stryxis PCs in the future? (Well, I know they would be down the priority list, but nevermind…)
Anyway, in short, the book should have come out ages ago (to be honest, two years ago - it is probably more useful than Battlefleet Koronus and certainly more so than Hostile Acquisitions), but it is great fun, and I am not peeved in having to wait far longer than anyone thought likely for it.
Well, my 2p anyway.
What does everyone else think? Worth the wait?