Do I need to mention that there are too many of them? Didn't think so.
I remember when just being a 1st level Character made you . . . "special." No more. Now we need an overabundance of Feats to make "us" even more "special."
Monsters are given Feats randomly, just had discussions about that in my RPoL game. "These guys don't even qualify for these Feats!" Dear Lord, somebody told you Life was . . . fair? Haven't really been living on your own yet, have you? ROFL
Life is never fair. Life is a Bitch . . . then it has puppies. I know, some of you thought that Life was a Bitch and then you died. No, trust me, the Bitch we call Life is definitely going to have a litter of puppies along the way. Believe that, you will experience the "puppies" before you go!
Anyway, there are just too many Feats in this Edition of the game for me. Add to that the fact that now players can be "Outsiders" and have "Estimated Character Levels." What kind of nonsense is that? What's your effective Character level? Then you cannot cast Fireball! If that isn't the biggest waste of time I've ever heard of. Nonsense.
One NPC found in the books is a 12th level Wizard 4th level Thief and 3rd level Fighter, or something like that. I remember the Wizard part because they said this guy was a Lich. Really? He's only a 12th level Wizard, so how did he ever cast the 9th level spell required to become a Lich? B.S. in the extreme.
Edition 3.5 has gotten things so jacked up with unlimited Feats and ECLs that the people who play this Edition think they can do anything, including becoming a Lich as a 12th level Wizard! The people who write this stuff can't even keep things straight amongst themselves! A 12th level Lich . . . B.S.!
Anyway, I can see these "short" posts becoming more populous as I continue to learn more about 3.5. No wonder Maldin and I have never abandoned 2nd Edition! Although, I will admit that I'm beginning to like d20 a little more than I like THAC0.
But don't tell anybody that! Sssh!