I think they just dont have the time atm as they are not the main team, since the main team is working on game 2 and they didnt have much time after the WE DLC which was their biggest DLC to date. They probably wanted to make bretonnia as good as possible and seemed to have done a superb job. I just hope that when they are done with the OWE they will tend to these smaller problems to bring the game up to curren standard for game 2.
I would really really like it if a dev could ocasionally just drop a quick comment like: "We know the problem and we'll work on it" more often so invested players like me can just move on and suggest something else. The way it currently is CA usually keeps the "icequeen" pose and doesnt tell us much about new content apart from their own announcments, so our feedback tends to get a bit redundant.
Your feedback is certainly not redundant, we do as a team view the forums and other social media forums on a regular basis, for thoughts, issues and ideas you may have.
Sadly we can't always answer your questions at the time of the post, but we certainly don't take your feedback lightly and will actively use it when possible.
We all aspire on the team to making this, the best Total War and Warhammer game ever. I hope you can see this with each update we release.
As your post mentions we have been extremely busy over the past few months with the various DLC and FREELCs and we certainly want to make these new races and characters as good or better than the base games.
All of our updates have been a real labour of love for us (particularly for me), as we try to squeeze as much detail and uniqueness in as possible for you. The Wood Elves and now Bretonnia have been no exception as we have grown ever more ambitious in what we want to deliver to you.
But coming back to your original question about the status of the base game characters and races. We are very much aware of the current state of the original content and your feelings on possible improvements.
We will certainly endeavour to improve as much of the original games content over time as we can.
The patches, tools and updates till now are just the start and everyone's least favourite Vampire Lord (Heinrich Kemmler) will certainly be getting some love.
Likewise as you will know Total War:WARHAMMER is a trilogy of titles and we have only just begun our amazing journey of bringing all the world of wizards, monsters and heroes to life.
Please continue to post your feedback, we will be watching