jeremy, your negativity only fuels my love of this game by proving you wrong on every aspect.
and if infinity is such a perfect game, why are there only 3 or 4 people playing it? i'm not bashing your game, i'm just sayin.
Well at east my negativity is good for something
Infinity isn't catching on like 40k for a lot of reasons. For starters the company that makes it is a lot smaller than GW or PP so they just don't have the marketing muscle. Also, they're in Spain and have focused most of their marketing on the European market. The game is a lot more popular there. Despite this hurdle, it has been steadily growing in the states and one of its greatest appeals is that it's cheap to play, at least as cheap as Malifaux if not cheaper. Malifaux has also got more of a foothold here and it's in the same niche as Infinity being a small skirmish game. Given that Warmahordes is also supposed to be a skirmish level game, it has a lot of competition against games more firmly established. There are only so many people who will be willing to venture away from GW for another miniature game.
In terms of popularity at the store, I think it's a question of group dynamics. I play the game like crazy, but I'm at the store maybe once a week for a few hours and I don't know most of the people at the store. The same is true of the other people who play Infinity. If someone like you or Greg started playing the game, both of you being at the center of a lot of the miniature game action at BG, the game would probably gain more popularity. The fact that Joe Dicarlo has picked the game up, seems to like it and is also one of the people who organizes events and the such at BG, might help it gain popularity as well.
So in a sense, I think Infinity is waiting for its moment. If the right circumstances don't come along, that moment may never come, but I think it has a solid chance of gaining more momentum at the store. We're going to have a tournament in January and a bunch of guys from a store in Jersey want to come down for it and possibly a group of players from Westchester as well. I'm hoping that gives Infinity the shot in the arm it needs to get a somewhat larger player base. We'll have to wait and see.