They did not “take over” the RPG. It was their Kickstarter from the beginning. I agree that they have had some unforeseeable issues but I don’t agree with the wording to say that they have taken it over.
I don’t know which one Brian was referencing but the backers of the Lost Citadel for 5E are still waiting for the physical books which is almost 2 years behind schedule....
The Lost Citadel — Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Roleplaying
ETA: I did not back it but someone in my group did.
Or dungeon crawling or in caves, etc. it is a huge negative if you are trying to be stealthy and it is extremely important for “stealthy” classes. How is your human rogue sneaking up on anyone in the dark?
1. That isn’t what free means. There is a cost associated.
2. In your opinion it is inferior.
Having said that why not limit what feats can be chosen by variant humans instead of removing the variant human. No GWM, No sharpshooter, etc.