2012 will be a huge year for not only 40k but many of our authors. Geneguard, Cerberus, and I will become fathers (primarchs?) in 2012. Brian is moving to Utah. Brother Jeremiah will be deployed overseas. Tau4Eva will be getting a new Tau codex most likely, meaning tons more models to buy. Dustin is looking to get into Fantasy and try out Hordes. We'll be doing a very elaborate Badab War campaign in the first or second quarter of 2012.
2011 has been a year for quite a few new things. New blog, new games (Warmachine, Pulp City, Necromunda, Fantasy), new friendships, Foodhammer, etc. Stay tuned to Fresh Coast 40k next week!
In the meantime, check out this article at 40k For the New Professional. Dude's blog is Zen for the 40k gamer.