I have finally settled on a Space Marine Chapter after years of flipping between several.
I liked the idea of creating my own chapter as that gives me much more flexibility regarding the rules and Chapter Tactics that I get to use. I also liked the idea of painting a Codex compliant chapter, but didn’t really want to paint Ultramarines.
One of the drawbacks to creating your own chapter is the iconography. For me, freehand icons are out of the question, and homemade transfers is another rabbit warren that I really didn’t want to go down.
Since pretty much everything standard Space Marine kit comes with only Ultramarine transfers, that only left me with one option. Omega.