You know how it goes:

The day after you publically announce your intentions to wait for a boxed set before buying the new rules, you walk into a FLGS between soccer tournament games and the owner/operator offers 20% off the new 40K rules.

I guess I didn't need the boxed set minis, anyway, thus guaranteeing that whatever they package with a rule book in some future boxed set is something I absolutely won't be able to live without.