i don't want D&D to flop, but I fear that WotC are taking the game in the wrong direction. From everything I have read, both on the WotC and ENWorld forums, they are essentially removing the aspects that make D&D D&D. That IMO is a seriosuly bad move. Sacred cows are sacred cows for a reason.
I won't be touching 4E at all. I love 3.5 and have £££'s wrapped up in a game that no where near needed a new edition of the rules.
I'm surfing through this topic a little late. However I agree with this post 100%. Out of curiosity I will look at the free RPG in June. Also what ever they are giving away at GENCON 08. If my son twists my arm I may even play test at GENCON. However I have way to much invested in 3.5 to just switch to 4e.