>>79812588>Whether or not people successfully drove nails and whether they are happy with the result of their labor doesn't matter, they are objectively using the wrong tool for their task.
You know what, here I actually agree with you.
I played d&d because I liked a few of the 2e settings (Spelljammer, planescape, faerun, and Ravenloft). If you're drawn in by the licensed fiction and setting books, it's a bit of a downer if the game design largely isn't what you're looking for to play games with those settings.
I had, and have no real interest in a d&d skirmish wargame, and minimal interest in dungeon crawling.
Outside of d&d I leaned towards BRP/RQ, with a side of shadowrun 4e.
Recently realized I think I'd rather run the d&d settings I like in gurps than in any d&d ruleset, because I don't actually really think any of the d&ds are actually good games. Why gurps? Mostly because there are fan conversions of so much of the content for gurps, and I can reduce the boardgamey skirmish wargaming focus significantly. So next time I consider running d&d, I won't be using d&d mechanics to do it.