But actually this was the best use of them in ages- in fact since NhoWho began. Daleks in khaki with their old kit-bags fastened round their shoulders (or is it their waists? As with Humpty Dumpty one just can't be sure) are not only cute but somehow appropriate. As Moffat said, quoting RTD, daleks are so WWII.
And by the end of the show they'd been rebooted- and are now taller, bigger and colour-coded. I didn't think I'd ever say this, but I'm actually quite looking forward to seeing them again.