The latest poll just goes to show how much D&Dnext will be just the same flawed game design that he came up with 10 years ago, it seems like they can not think of anything new and just want to repackage stuff....yes it worked with Pathfinder but guess what the customer base already has ...well.... Pathfinder for that.
It really comes down to the magic system, why must spell casters be the star of the show, why must we be stuck with a horrible system of magic?
There are so many good ideas from so many different people on these boards and others like enworld and rpg.net about alternatives to the old vancian magic system.
Feat tax to do something magical everyround....hell no not again.
The wizard stealing the show for one or two combats then making the party rest so he can do it again the next day....hell no not again.
Why Monte Cook? What does he bring to the table besides a bunch of old ideas and bagage?
Remember this is a public forum where people express their opinions assume there is a “In my humble opinion” in front of every post especially mine.
Things you should check out because they are cool, like bow-ties and fezzes.
https://app.roll20.net/home Roll20 great free virtual table top so you can play with old friends who are far away.
http://donjon.bin.sh/ Donjon has random treasure, maps, pick pocket results, etc.. for every edition of D&D.