Follower of the Way
One of these players is now a player in my DW game. (Rather, has been since I started it.) They have explicitly said, just in the past few days actually, that they'll never be able to go back to D&D. Simultaneously too rigid and too incomplete. Hence why I am so skeptical of the claims that 5e is "elegant" and "easy to learn." It isn't. Actual experience has shown me otherwise. Instead, it fits a specific group's biases. For them, it is easy to learn.My little borther is dyslexic and also had troubles. Thats more because of the disorder as opposed to the rules. 5e is a lil crunchy, but the idea is very easy to get.
No edition of D&D has been elegant. Even 4e, which has some elegant pieces, was still quite baroque in several ways. The vast majority of people who frequent forums like this one are simply so steeped in D&D-specific ways of thinking about design, we no longer notice.