In the past, I have been an avid promoter of the latest edition of D&D, dragging my friends along, kicking and screaming more and more with each new release. Finally, after having realized I spent nearly a grand-and-a-half on 3.5e (see picture below), I found myself violently opposed to 4e and made this blatantly known on my personal campaign setting's wiki.
I found many supporters (my wife included, who thought I should have stopped with 2nd Edition AD&D) initially in my quest to remain entrenched in 3.5, but this summer I became the organizer of The Milwaukee Dungeons & Dragons Meetup Group. This group promotes D&D of all editions and runs convention-style one-off adventures, as well as bringing folks together to form long-term campaigns, for its 200+ members. However, 4e has become so prevalent and demanded that I am finding it impossible to avoid becoming drawn to it; even as much as I find it nothing like D&D has been in the past.
Well, having just organized a wildly successful Meetup in conjunction with the Dungeon Master's Guide 2 Game Day, I find my Will Defense may be inadequate to the task. I plan to borrow the boxed set that I purchased for use by the group to develop my first 4e adventure for them and have subscribed to D&DI, which appears will make such a project quite easy, being that I have been a DM for 30 years already. I must say that I am impressed with the tools that have been released so far. A skill challenge creator program should definitely a priority.
So, the drift has most definitely begun. Full-blown ideas for the transition of my campaign setting to 4e have even already begun blossoming in my brain.