There's no vestige of beginning, no prospect of an endWhen we all disintegrate, it will all happen again, yeahIf you came to conquer, you'll be king for a dayBut you too will deteriorate and quickly fade awayAnd believe these words you hear when you think your path is clearWe have no controlWe have no controlWe have no controlWe do not understand, you have no controlYou are not in command
Or perhaps, "See you WotC, enjoy your decline!"
I am, by all accounts the quintessential Gen-X slacker, I have had almost no employment with big corporations and didn't enjoy the environment. I have spent most of my life working for myself. I am suspicious of Sentiment, but enjoy Beauty. I am cynical towards ads, news, and mass media, yet I tend to communicate and think in pop culture quotations. I prefer to DIY where I can. And nothing is cool until I can personalize the Hell put of it. I have no interest in plastic, cookie cutter corporate bullshit or brand names. D&D as a stopped being interesting to me when it was clear that it had gone from a vibrant small community hobby to another Brand Name™️ a few books into 3rd Edition.
I walked away long ago. I don't care about the logo on the book. I briefly got sucked in with 5th when it looked like they were trying to connect with the lost fan base. I saw the error of my ways after buying one sourcebook.
I don't buy books for the sake of collecting. I don't care to have mounds of sourcebooks. I brew my own worlds. And until I had to balance kids and a small business, I didn't use adventure modules. What books I do buy, I buy to hack or to review. And I buy very few. Most of my 5e collection were gifts.
You can't sell D&D to me.