I wasn't responding to you directly. I'm just puzzled about the purpose of this thread. I asked earlier about how this is relevant to 5e and go no answer.What's the point of your comment? Why do you seem to be both condescending and rude in response to a perfectly reasonable post I made? Seriously, don't you have basic good manners?
The title of the thread is misleading - obviously 1st edition did not "nerf" wizards.
If the purpose is simply to inform people who never played 1st edition what wizards (MUs) where like, then that would make sense, but it's not what the title says.