Huh? No, the point of 5e wasn't to allow people to play it like any other edition. That would be an impossible task. The point of 5e was to bring back it's gamer base that they lost to Pathfinder. And to somewhat bring D&D back to what the D&D identity was prior. Note: I am not saying 4e was a bad game, I'm simply saying it was a pretty big difference from what D&D was prior to that, mechanically, for either good or bad, depending on a person's preference of course.The point of 5e was supposed to be that it could be whatever edition you wanted it to be.
5e brought elements from every prior edition into it, but was never meant to allow people to play it like it was any previous edition. I certainly can't play it like 1e without major mechanical overhauls. I imagine 4e fans feel the same.