I'm stating my opinion rather than insisting on some universal truth that combat can become tedious under the current model. If you don't find it gets tedious, cool. You made your point about stakes other than death keeping things exciting, I understood that point, and yet I still disagree when it comes to D&D 5th edition. It's been a while since I've run into anyone with the effrontery to suggest my difference of opinion must mean I don't understand the issue.Consider rereading our posts with a fresh viewpoint tomorrow. Saying you're seeing where I am coming from while insisting that non-deadly combats will be tedious slogs that do not matter is inherently missing the point. Not just disagreeing - it is not understanding.