I really can't understand, nor have heard a compelling argument, why role-playing must be covered in rules. I'm not interested in trading combat prowess for the ability to paint. I know this argument is as exciting as debating politics but he's taking a stab at D&D to turn would-be gamers off of it. Role-playing will never be complete with any system because too many possibilities exist. Nice try pal. If Boba Fett from the Star Wars cartoon special taught us anything, it's not to trust anyone who calls you "friend."