The minis definitely look good, and the game is fairly engaging in small scales, and is good for a quick skirmish.
Unfortunately, compared to Warhammer, it simply can't match the calibre of the gameplay, or even the scale. WHFB had mechanics for playing games from as low as 500pts, through to several thousands of points, without anything becoming tedious. However, with AOS fixation with individual models, without even the same type of squad movement as 40k, makes games more than 500pts incredibly tedious.
In addition, measuring from the model instead of the base simply makes no sense, and leads to things like all your lizardmen spinning their way up the battlefield.