I've edited the title to capture that my issues are with Revel's End as portrayed in Rime of the Icemaiden and again in Keys from the Golden Vault. And hopefully to be 'less gaterkeeper-ish.' I was just trying to use the commonly referenced Happy Days meme for when an entertainment property loses sight of its core.Not at all. I read it and loved exactly those elements that horrify the OP. So they're not wrong. It's just a matter of taste.
If I have one quibble with the OP it's that I would change the title to something that feels less gatekeeper-ish. Take the "we" out of it. Because I happen to think "Prisoner 13" is fantastic, and can't wait to run it. Also...nothing stopping you from making the small tweaks that you describe.
As a fellow Reaper fan, gotta say that I like your handle!
Re: the handle... thanks! Do you mean the Grim Reaper in general, or a more specific 'Reaper'? (For me it's the latter... but you go first!)