Andrew: you have just talked for ten pages about rules and mechanics...

Chivalry and Sorcery can go on the pile next to Traveller.  I read it fifty times but I never actually played the thing. 

A First Level Dungeons and Dragons Magic User had, and for all I know still has, four hit points. 

A long time ago I wrote an article called All The Boys Are Marching Out of Step Except My Johnny1.

I have told this story before: too often. You have heard it before: it is not always about me.