Y'know, that's fair. I may be a little off with this because I really am "starting" in 8th. I played a little in 7th, but now I'm picking up the game a lot more. I was thinking of starting a new army over WE's because they weren't my style, and I was seriously contemplating VCs. I just didn't want to buy horde after horde of skeletons and zombies, and it really made me kind of bitter. But I can understand that when you had a decently sized army in 7th and 8th came around and you decided to horde, instead of having to buy more stuff, you would just put the stuff you have into one unit.
I have yet to go to a tournament in 8th, and I have one coming up semi-soon, but I can't remember VPs that well (don't have the book with me). Did they FAQ the VPs at all? Or are they as is in the book?