The edition wars divide geeks into various factions, completely fracturing the community. But if the edition war were to end then former 3e fans and former 4e fans will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood… and immediately begin fighting over the merits of Apple versus Microsoft, the Original Series or Next Generation, or any of the other binary arguments that we use to fracture our community.

Sometimes I think we’re so used to be “the other” in social situations that when surrounded by like-minded people we purposely seek ways differentiating ourselves.