Not totally sure if this belongs in the roleplaying board(probably does, although the guidelines talk about in character posts.) Anyways, a few weeks back I got into playing it. Being a fan of advanced and even 3rd edition I came into this with an open mind. Oh god, the horror. In place of Spells/Attack is at will powers, basically a complete carbon copy of World of warcraft spells. Gone is Variety is nonexistant and even the layout in the player's handbook is minimal. Gone are Gnomes/Half-Orcs races in place are the tiefling/eladrin and dragonborn(Yes, there are two elf races). Hit points have been raised(including monsters, which makes it completely pointless in doing o in the first place) and nearly every class plays the same. Thanks to healing surges the idea of a battle healer is nearly useless. Bard/Barbarian/Druid/Monks don't exist, instead they will be released later on to garner more money from the idiots who bought 20 different sourcebooks of 3rd edition literally only a few months ago.(that includes me) Dual-classing can only occur at 11th level or 1st, and you can only pick ONE feat or power from that class. Not to mention that in the Dm's guide it basically points you into the direction of buying there campaign books. At 30 bucks a pop(canadian/american) and only lasting a few sessions, D&D is becoming a more expensive hobby than ever. A larger reliance on D&D Minis and wargaming completly pisses the hell out of me(Yes I know Gary gygax made wargames, but at least every edition before this had better examples of ROLE playing, not rollplaying.) Any opinions on this bastardization of Dnd?