I've got 7 games of DnD5e in now and I think I'm going to play both. I tend to get a short game during the week and a longer one on the weekend. I really like the DnD Expeditions concept. It's nice to get a game in when you only have a couple hrs. That said, I do miss some crunch sometimes also. I really think DnD5e and Pathfinder will coexist peacefully. I think they appeal to different crowds.
let's not forget also that more dice mean higher minimum values, e.g.
min(1d12) = 1
I got S&S, but I'm not a huge pirate fan. Biggest reason I bought it was for Organized Play, but I'd have rather played organized with RoR.
Also, I get what the ships were doing and what they got you, but they didn't seem like a huge benefit in the games I played, just more of an annoyance.
I'm looking forward to Wrath though, sounds like a ton of fun. Also looking forward to Guild Play in that AP.