What happened to Sigil? A bullet to the head of the Lady of Pain? (only a few will understand)
A big piece of D&D history and storyline was just swept under the rug for a shiny radiant new dejà vue.
The cover art is rather bad. For both.
The word race seems to be a misnomer from a time when racialized people, nationality, ethnicity, religion, where all conflated together.
Species might be more accurate, but opens up another cane of worms.
The black border reminds me of late 2e products (some call it 2.5).
I understood why Ravnica was chosen over Dominaria, but Theros? Its NPCs and artifacts aren't the most iconic. If I'm a MtG fan qui wants to see MtG inspired D&D products, I'm not looking for Greek mythology flavored D&D.
But being masters of everything is only useful when the party doesn't have everything. No rogue? The cleric or wizards have spells for that. Have a rogue? If the cleric or wizards waste spells on rogue abilities it is bad management of resources.
I'm fascinated how we went from FR books only to Ravnica, Eberron, AI and this. Yet I do not feel engaged to buy them. The content of the Ravnica book was lacking and no one is talking about it anymore.
Doing a re-read of 1984 by Orwell. First thing that comes to mind is that today Winston wouldn't have a job. Algorithms would do it for him. Also, the parallels with the current surveillance capitalism and a surveillance state isn't the same. Except Maybe in China.