Here's part of Brannan's comment from Wednesday's post, Hey, Mike Mearls:
"There isn't a damn thing wrong with 5e. In fact it is a fine game. I have been playing it now for a while and it's a lot of fun. It is right up there with 1st Ed AD&D and Moldvay Basic."
Then, Brannan again from Thursday's post, I Am Sorely Tempted . . .:
"I have played the game a lot over the last few months. I like it. It is fun. It is right up there with playing AD&D1."
In no way whatsoever do I wish to dispute these statements, nor impugn his sincerity or mock the repetition - indeed, I wish to stress that the repetition proves his sincerity.
Timothy Brannan reads this blog, or enough people he knows do, so I have no doubt that he'll see this question.
If the present 5th Edition game is as good as AD&D, that being the measure of a good game, what has the WOTC accomplished in 40 years of remaking D&D that we ought to celebrate?