Jesus wept dude.No, it isn't; I believe you're fundamentally misunderstanding the issue if that's what you think.
I said This is the crux of the issue for me.
It was about the OGL a week or two ago. But now it's not.
Almost nobody here is actually discussing or providing feedback. This was meant to be a goddamn plus thread and even here people keep picking fights.
I'm not arguing WotC didn't mess up with the first attempt at a new OGL.To see a huge multinational corporation inflict needless anxiety on numerous small publishers, hobbyists, and fans, all on legally-shaky ground, for reasons that amount to little more than trying to squeeze competitors (who don't really present that much competition) further toward the edge of the market, all to prop up their own bottom line, offends people. Taking that into account, it's no wonder that people want there to be more than just a return to the status quo; there's an intrinsic expectation that trying to do something that awful, even if they fail to pull it off, should have consequences.
That was then, this is now.
Dwelling on hurt feelings doesn't fix things in the future, and doesn't ensure those small publishers everyone SAYS they're so concerned about have healthy careers and successful books in the future.
If people actually cared about 3PP and not their own hurt feelings, they'd be focused on making the new license as solid and airtight and beneficial to 3PP as possible.
As I said in my post that you apparently didn't read, if people actually cared about the health of the small publishers, they'd put their bruised egos and victim complexes aside and forgive D&D. Because a successful D&D means successful 3rd Party publishers.
But they're NOT. People just want to rant about morality clauses and whine about how betrayed the feel.
But I think I'm done with this discussion as this is a plus thread and I don't wish to derail it further...