Viewing your models in pictures actually gives you some good perspective. When I see these, I am wondering whether the battle-damage adds to the model or detracts from it. These models are detailed enough to have plenty of visual interest, which is what damage tends to add along with realism. However, I can see the red blood stains adding to the models so I think I'll keep those. As for the paint chipping and rust, I'm going to tone it down quite a bit on the rest of the my Reavers (I have 5 more boxes of these guys - excessive? yes.)
Once these blokes are done, I'm taking a break from Dark Eldar to paint some Infinity figs. I have about 10 Tohaa models that I want to paint in a single batch. I'm planning on bringing down my standards considerably on them and work on some speed-painting techniques. The plan is to use GW washes to paint the symbiont armor and doing some very general painting on the rest of the figs. I'm also going to stick to the studio paint-scheme to minimize the amount of time I spend making decisions on what colors to use.