When you play Dungeons and Dragons, how closely do you stick to the specific rules of the edition? Personally, I find myself not referring much to the books or rules, rather, I just try to put out a great adventure for my players.
I've been a PC in 3, 3.5, and 4, but I didn't see much of a difference. Sure, I wasn't scrutinizing the different core rulebooks, I was just playing to have a good time without putting much thought into it.
I guess the reason why I bring it up is that I am starting a new group in my new home town. Of course, those familiar to the game are curious to what edition I will be DMing. Well, I have the 3rd edition books? And I use them to reference monsters and such? But I don't really think how I DM fits into any specific edition.
What is your take on this style of DMing? Is it similar to what you do, or is it "wrong"?