Never read any of the Paizo books. Don't know if they're any good. But it's just indicative of the way WOTC is doing all business now. Focusing on the game and licensing out the IP for others to do other things. As far as I know, before they stopped they only really had Drizzt, Elminster, and what's her name, the tiefling warlock character even running (I mean to read that series. Have heard good things).