Jedi Maester wrote:It's weird to me to place limits to the variety of the class options. If you don't like arcane witches, that is fine. The other choices are still there. But why do you want to take the arcane witch from someone else? Why does your concept of the witch get to invalidate someone else's?Because things are defined by what they are not, especially in fiction where a character's limitations are generally the source of drama. If something is anything, then it's undefined, and is meaningless.
But choosing a spell list already places these limitations. Having an arcane witch option doesn't change this at all. It just seems wrong to me to limit someone else's fun based off of a preference and no real mechanical or strong reasoning. The only argument I could really see is if the witch made the wizard redundant. Which is why I suggested focusing on the things that make the witch unique: the dependence on a patron and a familiar.