From: Penny Arcade
Gabriel’s D&D group has never endured a full Edition War. There was that Essentials thing, which didn’t really touch them; even if one or two of their players might have preferred a “cleaner” system, nobody ever really knew what an Essential was. “Essentials” sounds suspiciously like less. And we are a people engineered to demand more.
We tried to force the issue with a detour into Pathfinder, but – to our surprise – they don’t see any of the problems we do with 4th Edition played at the higher levels. They don’t. This is their version, and synonymous with