So, the next big news on teh internet seems to be that D&D 5e is on the proverbial horizon. This puts me in a complicated mood. There are some parallels here with the 7th edition release of Warhammer 40k that make me cautious in how I write about it. I will explain a little more in a sec.
Like Warhammer, I skipped an edition, having not bought or played D&D 4e. Like Warhammer, I absolutely loved the edition prior to the one I skipped, in this case D&D 3e, which was the birthplace of d20, a system I absolutely cherished.
Unlike Warhammer, however, The issue of how long it has been between editions doesn't rankle me. I'm too lazy to actually check when 3e came out, but I remember that my older brother bought me the DMG, Players Handbook, and monster manual for my birthday...in April 1998! Further, I remember one of my co-workers trying to convince me to join his 4e group, which had been going for a while, back in mid 2008.
So, I'm actually, tentatively, provisionally, excited about this one. Sorry GW, my D&D roots apparently go back a lot farther, and I simply trust Wizards of the Coast a lot more.