For my "nice thing about 4e", I'll submit a really old thread I started back when it was the current edition: D&D 4E - Things I really like about 4e (and how they could be better)
Let's not sell this idea short. It takes very little effort to say nothing, which most of us chose to do. Being proactive requires an effort. Not saying anything negative may be the mathematical equivalent of saying something positive, but a double-negative isn't always a positive.Well, the "positive only" statement was in the original post, but lots of folks might skip over that stuff.
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, 1st Edition 50-2 = 48
Basic Dungeons and Dragons 6
B/X Dungeons and Dragons 25
BECMI Dungeons and Dragons 48
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, 2nd Edition 47
Dungeons & Dragons, Rules Cyclopedia Edition 49
Dungeons & Dragons, 4th Edition 19
Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition 36+1 = 37
There. Now everyone is lower than the starting value.
I don't see where anything was missed on #638
BECMI should have been at 49, not 48.
There was a missing +1 to 5e, yes (Check the post after mine). It's easily done (especially since the posts were only a few minutes apart).Ok. I see that now.
I was confused because the most recent correction appears to add +1 to 5E.
I know I know, was just trying to make a jokeJust to clarify, it is a "say something nice about your downvote" thing, not "something nice about 4E" thing. If you're downvoting, say, AD&D or BECMI, I'd like to invite you to say something nice about those editions also. The point I'm trying to make is that there are plenty of things to like about each option, even the option you like the least. You can eat your bitter herbs with a little honey too.
I have both the BECMI and the Rules Cyclopedia sitting on my shelf. The only reason I would choose BECMI over the Rules Cyclopedia, is that I started my journey into TTRPGs with it.It honestly is the best complete-in-one-book version of D&D. Come to think of it, it's the only complete-in-one-book version of D&D. Excepting the various intro sets.