My issue was lack of motivation near the end, didn't have a good place to paint setup after moving. I started strong but fizzled out because ravenwing bikes took a long time and burned me out doing 5x dark vengeance sergeants, I didnt realize they would all have extra ornamental bling. The drop pod was fun after I switched to it, and Sammael I put off due to greenstuff being a hill I have a hard time crossing. I vowed units I wanted to get completed but was not particularly excited about doing because theyve been sitting on my shelf forever and needed some external motivation in order to get my attentions. Overall I got 3 out of 4 units vowed to a tabletop level so im happy with the results while still being disappointed I didnt complete my vow.
Last year I vowed units for a similar reason but only a few models to start and it was very difficult to motivate myself and the low model count made it easier to procrastinate. I thought having more options would allow me to move back and forth more, which I should have taken advantage of more earlier on. And I also should have forced myself to green stuff and prime Sammael before the event started.
I ask myself what it means to be one of the Dark Angels. To protect mankind, purge the alien, cleanse the unclean?