Interesting read. I used to play a bit with some friends in 2nd edition back in the day. I remember when 3rd edition came out we were a bit mixed on whether it was welcome or not. Although I think back then as kids the biggest thing was, "Crap, I have a bajillion 2nd ed books, now I have to get all these new ones too??"
I think they need to rethink things and instead of saying they have one D&D product (4th Edition) that they have a range of D&D products that offer different styles of gaming. 4th for people that like the idea of miniatures, 3rd for... etc. I think that may have even been mentioned in that article somewhere.
Of course doing that would require them to still support/create new content for the other, older D&D products. I suppose that becomes a matter of sales numbers.
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