My gaming group and I have just got into deathwatch. It's our first proper RPG as we mainly play board games and 40k. We chose Deathwatch due to its focus on combat and the fact we can use models we already own (although we sculpted our own true scale marines for our characters) and the fact that we're a little too self conscious about 'roleplaying' at the moment (I'm sure that will go with time!).
We had our first game last night. It wasn't a proper game as such, it was just a quick scenario my girlfriend, our GM, knocked up so we could all learn the rules and get a feel for our characters. Long story short it was a lot of fun and can't wait to start the proper campaigns (We're going to start with Final Sanction).
I do have a quick question however, has anyone else found that their Deathwatch rulebook is a bit fragile? We haven't had it particularly long and it's already coming apart from the binding which is a bit of a shame. Other than that though, we're really looking forward to taking this further!