Heres another thought on gritty cult like grimness. The White dwarf magazine was a very good magazine before it ended as a commercial for all things GW. Back in the issues before around issue 100 they had columns like:
On the boil
Letters from the readers
Good articles on panting and sculpting
Some RPG scenario, rule suggestion/review og source material
A lot of news and add for different hobby stores and other games
Cartoons like Thrud, gobble dy **** and Caleb Daark...
What can I say? Ttoday the thrill is sort of gone, and maybe that is what some of the old fans are missing, but where can we find a mag paper og web based that has the same atmophere?
There was always something on WFRP RPGing and the hobby back in those days...
And after all I think Jay owes us a session demo video