Tequila Sunrise wrote:However, all the quirks and dare I say it, outright problems which PF has makes it much more interesting to discuss and debate than my current favorite game. Which is great fun to play, but is too well-made to generate many hot-button topics -- within its own fandom, at least.5E is still new, and the DMG isn't out yet. I suspect that book will end up generating more than it's fair share of hot button issues, most of which are simply on hold right now until it comes out. Also, for many people, it's less that the system is well made and more that it tends to be play or ignore, which is a double edged sword. The fact that PF and 3.5 is easy to debate about actually helps it's survival by keeping it in the conversation; even those that don't play it still frequently talk about it, making it more likely to get heard of by those that might be interested in playing it. 5E could very easily end up like 4E and not be talked about at all outside of fairly limited circles, which is good in limiting problem discussions, but not so good in generating excitement and buzz for the system long term.
I suspect very much that you're right; as more and more fans play and talk about 5e, problems will pop up, as they always do. I've heard that there's already one or two right out of the gate, though I'm not interested enough to ask after the specifics. And sooner or later, that new-edition shine will wear off, and before you know it we'll be discussing D&D 6e vs PF. Or possibly D&D 6e vs. PF 2e.
But in any case, 5e is not the current favorite edition that I mentioned. ;)