Why was Warhammer discontinued?
Perhaps the biggest reason why to end warhammer fantasy was due to the success of warhammer 40k. 40k is their best selling game, and games workshop would have to focus on that, since it was raking in most of the dough. Secondly, the setting wasn't all that different from other fantasy universe.
Why are Warhammer figures so expensive?
The reason they feel so expensive is because the games that Games Workshop supports require a large quantity of models, while companies like privateer games support games with a low count of models. As such, it is cheaper to buy an army for, say warmachine, than it is for Warhammer 40k or Age of Sigma.
Why is Warhammer 40k so popular?
Warhammer 40k is literally not popular. At all. It's well known among nerds because it's one of only scant few surviving and successful table top miniature wargames. It's well known among nerds because it's one of only scant few surviving and successful table top miniature wargames.
What is the point of Warhammer?
The point of Warhammer is to bring everything you like in life and put it in one universe. Cause, you know, every universe you like (Star wars, lord of the ring, whatever) is actually in the 40k universe, it's just that their spot hasn't been found yet.