Disclaimer: This topic is not about balance between armies So O12 has been released and the traditional question of power creep in Infinity was raised in my local FB community. The usual comparison of troops took place as it always does, and the main answer being you can't look at the profiles in a vacuum to assess an army balance. This lead me to think that unit power creeps still kills a bit of diversity in Infinity. The main point of contention that rose to my mind are comparing HIs: The HMG loadout is very similar to one another and the point cost as well. The big difference is the obvious ODD, higher WIP (useful on a HI) and loss of one PH. For the bargain price of an extra 4 points! I don't have any problem with the cost of the Omega Unit. But I do with the one of those old HIs. Too many profiles in this game are subpar and it is a sad state to see them in. We all evaluate our army profiles and classify them between to take or not and many in our armies or sectorials belong to the "do not bring" category because we know they have fallen from grace when compared to the more recent additions to the game. An advised player will play is own strength, thus ditch those non competitive profiles in head to head match-ups. When was the last time a semi expert Vanilla PanO player brought an Orc? When was a USARF Minuteman last taken? The famous Mobile Brigada pain train doesn't sound so painful anymore when compared to some Hollowmen link or Riot Grrls link. When was the last time you saw one of those in the hands of an expert player? Those examples translate how power creep, without impacting the game balance tremendously, still has rendered some units obsolete, and in this case they happen to be about the first ones released with N3 In the era of data and with ITS being set up, I am surprised there is not a data analyst at CB pushing for some regular revision in point cost of some units. Shouldn't a new season start be an ideal moment to resuscitate under used profiles and help provide wider options to the players? TLDR: some models are not taken out of their boxes because there is a general consensus of them being underpowered, and the list tends to grow over time because of more competitive options on the other side of the table appearing.