I'm looking into playing D&D but I'm not which version my friends and I should learn/play. We're going to be leaning more towards the casual side because we'll only play it occasionly. I think we'd be more into the actual roleplaying and having fun than worrying too much about numbers. I don't know if one edition is better for that than the others or not. I hear that 4e is pretty simple when it comes to the roleplaying (outside of combat) and exploring but has a lot of extra rules for combat. Also, that it doesn't have as much customization that 3.5 has like being able to choose any skills instead of being limited to class only skills. I also read that 3.5 has more rules when it comes to outside of combat. I've read/heard quite a bit about each edition but I don't know if everything is true or not. I was hoping that you guys could help point me in the right direction. For my group, it'll come down to mainly having fun and not stressing too much about the rules. We'll probably have more fun outside of combat (if combat is really strict) like doing puzzles and exploring. Even so, we will be interested in the combat aspect but we don't want it to be too confusing for us.