DungeonMaester said:Awful maybe as compared to Paladuim fantasy but not as compared to 3.5
It seems clear that you don't like the new D&D, and we don't like the old D&D. So we'll simply keep playing the new D&D, you keep playing the old.
But the trend goes away from restrictions, and it's extremely unlikely that they'll do a U-turn and return to the Old Times where the rules made campaign decisions. After all, if people (or campaign settings) want restrictions, they can always put them into place. Like Midnight where good characters can't be legates (simply because the only god available is the Foe) and in Rokugan, Samurai/Shugenja combinations are unheard-of.