I thought the whole point behind 4e was that it was a complete, interlocking system of finely tuned rules. Tweaking one part of it has the potential to unbalance the whole thing.
Yet, I keep reading about house rules for 4e in the blogosphere. What's up with that?
I mean, if you want to make a lot of house rules, wouldn't it be easier to start with a slimmer, less restrictive, less mechanical system?
I know this post sounds like trolling (or flame war fodder) but I really don't mean it that way. I'm actually posing a question -- why play 4e with all its errata and multiple gigantic rulebooks and beta online character generator (and subscription service) if you are going to house rule the whole thing anyway.
What's the upside?