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I'm very glad that they acknowledge the hobby's history and are sensitive to the work of these past giants.
As I read through the new rulebook, I am increasingly overjoyed that they have not simply discarded the Sword & Sorcery roots of the game in favour of anime-inspired 'dungeonpunk' or something similar, but have chosen to realign the game along more traditional lines. The guys at Paizo seem to be aware of the literature that inspired D&D and are working to recapture that feel. Even people who don't like 3E should read the core rulebook to get an idea of how the game might be updated without losing sight of its roots. Excellent work - and a fitting tribute to the pioneering spirit of Gygax and Arneson.