Why are obvious monsters not described in boxed text? For example:
DM: "Gigantic skeletal arms clasp immense doors of dark metal, but whether they are holding the doors closed or stand poised to open them is unclear."
Player: "I check the door for traps."
The DM pauses, scanning the paragraphs below.
DM: Oh wait, there are also two huge knights in tattered armor. They attack you!
Yeah, I know, it does not go quite like that, but it would be helpful to have boxed text that included what is in most cases the most important thing in the scene. I mean, in some cases we get a full description of a cavern, and the boxed text fails to mention there is an undead cleric leading sixteen zombies in a ritual!
I think the great room descriptions should be expanded to include great monster descriptions, so that the DM does not have to navigate through another page of text to fully lay out the scene. After running two APs, I really have to wonder why there is an aversion to describing monsters.