I would like not to play a flavor-of-the-month army, and I won't play Space Marines, simply because the effort of forcing myself to play mirror matches whenever I DID get out to play would quickly sap the fun from the hobby.
I've attached some past painting efforts for your perusal and ask that you weigh in, down in the comments section with what might look nice as a painted army. One army that isn't displayed, since my test model is currently residing with my brother-in-law is Lizardmen. Ultimately I'm gonna do whatever captures my imagination, but maybe you could push me in the right direction. Anyway...
EDIT: The Rat Ogre is not finished (not even close).