I can relate to your mojo blog post. I was in a 40k/warhammer rut for years and my painting felt like a chore. I was never much of a player but painting the same thing the quality of figures being irrelevant is stifling and eventually feels like a rut. For a few years now I've been broadening my painting horizons ( And I blame YOU Lead Adventures for corrupting me and growing my lead pile
) and regularly try to change up the style of models be it era, sculpt style, genre; Anything that presents new challenges or allows me to just experiment with a piece I haven't before. I recently revisited some of those GW figures and I find that I have a new found respect for them and appreciate character they possess rather than dwelling on the drudgery. While I lament the awful messes I make with my terrain building efforts it;s another welcome part of the modelling world newly discovered that I can explore.