Of course there is something to call it. It's been made clear time and time again.I get that and I covered this in a later post. The problem is that I have nothing else to call it right now other than 5.5e.
Wizards refers to the evolving playtest process as the One D&D playtest (not 5.5 or 6E). This has been established.
Wizards is referencing the future books as the D&D (2024) printings of the books (not 5.5 or 6E). This also has been established.
Therefore, to me, calling it "6E" or using the decimal designations of one marketing error from 20 years ago to call the 2024 books "5.1" or "5.5", is not innocent confusion or lack of intelligence. It is a calculated choice. And the purpose of that calculated choice is absolutely clear to everyone else who just wants to discuss the design and playtest process on its own merit. Using that language does not speak to Wizards directly, nor does it further constructive dialogue. It only triggers frustration in the community. Therefore, to me, it is apparent that only purpose to use those designations in a community discussion (which is a dialogue of peers, rather than Wizards themselves), are to cause argument and confusion in that community.
Change my mind?