That's not my primary motivation for disliking 4e, but it's a strong one. It's become a running joke in one group that I'm in that WotC is going to send the gaming police around to confiscate "contraband" (non-4e gaming books) and force everyone to convert to 4e.Zebulon wrote:
In fact, the more I think about it, my strong rejection of 4e primarily comes from the marketing and way of selling us this new edition. It's like (or at least I perceive it that way) they want to force 4e down our throat and get the maximum money out of our pockets.
I couldn't find it back when I wanted to quote it, but I remember seeing something that really put me off right when they announced 4e last August. It was some WotC staffer at GenCon talking about how everyone should be making plans to wrap up their 3.x campaigns and preparing to start a 4e game in May (the release of the first book was initially set in May). What put me off was that it came off like a parent talking to a small child. It had this whole "if you clean your room and you're really good, you'll get a treat" air to it that was, frankly, insulting.