I'd originally picked up a Warmachine piece in the consignment case of my FLGS just because I thought it was a cool model. Turned out there were three in the box I bought, 2 heavies and a warcaster. Took them home, downloaded the freebie quickstart rules and figured it looked like a good game. My kids also took a look and were interested so I got them a couple of the starter battle boxes for christmas and a couple of mercenary solos myself. These are all assembled, and in various stages of being painted, but the first 5 are finished.
Got to say they are very nice models. The warjacks are decent, but the characters are well above average. Better casting quality than what I'm used to from the GW metals. I picked up some Secret Weapon bases and the snow kit for these guys. All comes together really well.