One thing I really liked about the Veteran Intercessors is that it gives Wolves players Primaris Wolf Guard of more varieties than just Bladeguard, although that 13 point increase does not really match how much better Bladeguard are versus Veteran Intercessors....
Honestly I don't know why they didn't let Veteran Intercessors mix equipment, nor have wider access to specialist cc weapons. Easy to house rule among friends, but rather disappointing for the idea of 'veterans' versus firstborn veteran units (of course, this is my main problem with Primaris - how limited their characters or veteran elements are).
yeah i feel like the vet intercessors should have been able to freely mix weapon types and had the ability to take some more melee weapons in the unit. A lot /could/ have been done with them without requiring a new kit, if you take the premise that vet intercessors can be made using intercessor and/or assault intercessor plus chapter kits, they really could have been an interesting unit for primaris players. Instead we got something pretty half cooked tbh.
The good thing (maybe) with being 2W normal marines now is that we can make Sternguard and normal Wolf Guard or whatever else using primaris/true-scaled normal bodies. This is what I want to do next, at least.