..... but some of the people I talked with made you guys on this site sound like sour grapes!
Met a Module Writer at the Tulsa Con who told me most of the people at the Red Dragon Inn griped about 3rd edition stuff when it first came out, but I have no references from that era to back up what I was told.
What I did purchase was Castles and Crusaders and when I get the time [just arrived back last night in Doha!]I will be figuring out how to incorporate it into my Xenophobia recruitment, or just abandon the project if the interested parties do not want to make the adjustments!
If I recall correctly (assuming that my brain hasn't rotted enough to have consumed those years) some of us did chew 3e and 3.5e pretty good... Of course, most of us who did so were raised on 'basic' D&D and/or AD&D (1.0 thru 2.5e, if you will) and as such were 'shocked and appalled' by the sweeping changes to our beloved system. Whaddya mean skills and feats? What happened to WPs and NWPs and all that 'simple, makes more sense' stuff? And hey! You ruined my rogue...or you ruined my ranger...
Anyhoo... just as it is now with the ongoing debate onsite about 4e... you get those Innmates who might end up preferring that version to any of the previous iterations and, also, you'll get those who scream sacrilage... 'pinions are like pooters; ever'body's got one an' they all stink.
Personally, gimme 2e - 3.5 and I'm okay... haven't played 4e at all so I can't make a solid opinion of my own but if, as I hear, 4e is to 2e like 'action movies' are to a 'good novel', I'd still prefer 2e (cuz I like storytellin' above hackin' and slashin').
Hey! This is a comings and goings thread... not a run your yap thread... Shaddap Eol!