Ok 3rd has been out... what... two years at the most? All you old guard gamers out there... remember how long it took you to get a character high enough level to be consideerd a "named" level... let alone something "epic?" That, of course meant the one character that survived getting to be that high.... not the dozens of character sheets adorning your "In honor of [put character's name here] who was killed [insert means of death] and the party couldn't afford the Reincarnation/Ressurection spells to bring him back" wall.
And people say there's nothing wrong with 3rd. [snicker]