The First Edition era is coming to a close, at least from a 1st party standpoint, and over the past years there's been a lot of good and bad that's happened with this game. For me it's been mostly good and I love PF1e, I will not be joining folks on the mechanical side of things for 2e, but I look forward to the continue fluff and setting information as it comes out.
Despite collecting all of PF 1e there's a few things that I wish we'd gotten that had me really hyped and then never came to fruition.
1) The Medium. I really really really loved the Playtest for the Medium using the entire Harrow collection as spirits was not only an impressive undertaking but a massively deep and complex idea. According to multiple posts the class was complete and designed that way, but they reworked it a bit before release as it would take too much space in the final product. Over the years there have been calls and requests to have the original vision of the Medium come out, but the answer has been no. I hope one day we get to see this beautiful monster, PAIZO TAKE MY MONEY PLEASE.
2) Bastardhall Mega Dungeon written by F. Wesley Schneider. Ustalav is his pet area of Golarion and Bastardhall is his baby. I was lucky enough one Paizocon to sit in on him running part of Bastardhall, I believe it was the gate and gardens area. I want more! I was really hoping that it'd be somewhere in the production line, but then a parting of ways seemed to doom that dream. I still hold out that a Bastardhall megadungeon or AP comes out to showcase this cursed keep.
There's been a lot to love though! All the variety in available races, feats, spells, and magic items. The Adventure Paths, even the ones I have no intention of running gave me good fodder for encounters and pre generated NPCs for almost any situation. I've especially loved the variety in the APS all the different styles of adventure have been amazing to read through and even run some of. I'll never forget cracking open AP 1 for the first time and reading through and the feelings and inspiration I got from it.
I know I'll miss the support for 1E from Paizo, I do hope that backwards compatability/converting isn't too difficult, and if that's the case I may start picking up the occasional rulebook for 2E to pillage. I'll miss the massive amounts of 3rd party support. While it will still exist the offerings will dwindle as time goes by, even now some things I've seen that intrigue me are 5E oriented as they wait to see PF2 and design for that over PF1.
Of the things I've hated I'll openly admit it's mostly been errata decisions that I can ignore at my own table. Which is incredibly minor in my reckoning.
I'm curious to see what others in the community feel were highlights or missed opportunities! Let's put on our rose colored classes and let the nostalgia whisk us away.