Well, I guess that was 3.0.
The book itself was beautiful. Extremely high production values.
I guess the part I didn't like was how "fiddly" it was. So many choices to make. Buy this feat (?) now so that you can unlock these other ones later.
You needed software to keep track of it all.
Nah. It wasn't for me.
I enjoy the organic nature of character development over time. I didn't want to conceive of my character, in its final form, in advance. Too much work and it takes the fun out of it.
I don't dislike "character concepts" or even backstories (I do like those less now than I used to,) but there's something about growing as you go.
That's more real in my mind.