Yeah, I was never a fan of the Time of Troubles, so I 1) re-wrote it and 2) let a few years pass to avoid playing the direct aftermath.
The Time of Troubles always seemed both unnecessary and far too soon to me - such a radical revision only a year in-world after the Grey Box; I guess it was more like 2 years real time - 1987 Grey Box, 1989 2e comes out.
Welp, my notes are a hot mess, but I can summarize the broad strokes.Please share
Honestly even though I picked it, I'm suprised that the 5e realms is leading, although I suppose for folks that are newer to FR it's the only Forgotten Realms they've really experienced.
While I picked 5e Realms, with the caveat that it still needs a FRCG book and isn't without flaws, I like that it's draws from all the coolest parts of previous editions with a bunch of new cool twists.