I am a strong believer in Core, always been.. Feels kinda weird to me, playing an army if you don´t like or can find a use for the most Core-y unit there is, in an army..
And Warriors are good. Tough for a good price. Get that static Combat Resoloution and support them with characters and other units.. They seem like good value for the points still, no?
With my Orcs & Goblins, I probably feel more concerned with a large number of well-supported Stunty Warriors that some minimum Core, Elite unit Stunty army….